Kia Optima: Manual Transaxle - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Manual Transaxle

Starting the Engine
1. Make sure the parking brake is applied. 2. Manual Transmission - Depress the clutch pedal fully and shift the transmission into Neutral. Keep the clutch pedal depressed while turning the ignitio ...

Manual Transaxle Operation
The manual transaxle has five forward gears. Press the clutch pedal down fully while shifting, then release it slowly. A special safety feature prevents inadvertent shifting from 5 (Fifth) to R ( ...

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Power Windows
The ignition switch must be in the ON position for power windows to operate. Each door has a power window switch that controls that door’s window. However, the driver has a power window switch whi ...

General Information
General Troubleshooting Information Before Troubleshooting 1. Check applicable fuses in the appropriate fuse/relay box. 2. Check the battery for damage, state of charge, and clean and tight c ...

Transaxle Oil Temperature Sensor. Description and Operation
Description Transaxle oil temperature sensor monitors the automatic transaxle fluid's temperature and conveys the readings to TCM. It is an NTC (Negative Thermal Coefficient) sensor whose res ...

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