Kia Optima: Replacement - Fluid. Repair procedures - Hydraulic System - Automatic Transaxle System - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacement

ATF of 6 speed automatic transaxle doesnt need to be replaced. If the vehicle is used severely in business or personal use, replace ATF every 60,000 miles.

Severe usage is defined as

Driving in rough road (Bumpy, Gravel, Snowy, Unpaved road, etc)
Driving in mountain road, ascent/descent
Repetition of short distance driving
More than 50% operation in heavy city traffic during hot weather above 32C(89.6F) .
Police, Taxi, Commercial type operation or trailer towing, etc
1. Remove the drain plug (A) and reinstall the drain plug after draining ATF totally.


Drain plug tightening torque:

34.3 ~ 44.1 N.m (3.5 ~ 4.5 kgf.m, 25.3 ~32.6 lb-ft)


The gasket of the drain plug use new one.
2. Fill the oil about 5 liters through eyebolt.
3. Check the oil level. (Refer to "Hydraulic system (Fluid)" in this group)

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