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2001 kia sephia: dip stick..fluid level and add transmission fluid

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where is the dip stick for transmission fluid on a 2001 kia sephia, i need to check fluid level and add transmission fluid if needed ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Jerry replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

The dipstick is on the right side of trans, (toward rear of car) near the firewall on the driver's side. Just below #13 in the diagram

A/T - Proper Checking of A/T Fluid Level

Model All Model

Group Automatic Transmission(52)

Number KT2009043001

Date Thursday, April 30, 2009

Area N.America

Subject
Proper Checking of the Automatic Transmission Fluid Level
- Description

Proper Checking of the Automatic Transmission Fluid Level

The automatic transmission level should be checked regularly. Keep the vehicle on level ground with the parking brake.

Check fluid as follows:

1. Make sure the transmission fluid temperature is between 158-176°F, use scan tool/GDS to verify temperature if needed. Checking the fluid level before it has reached operating temperature will result in false readings. Warm-up time can vary depending on ambient temperature - see sample graph below.

2. Place the selector lever in P (Park) or N (Neutral) and engine is at idle speed.

3. Confirm the fluid level is in the "HOT" range on the dipstick. If the fluid level is lower, add the specified fluid as required.

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- Description

Proper Checking of the Automatic Transmission Fluid Level

The automatic transmission level should be checked regularly. Keep the vehicle on level ground with the parking brake.

Check fluid as follows:

1. Make sure the transmission fluid temperature is between 158-176°F, use scan tool/GDS to verify temperature if needed. Checking the fluid level before it has reached operating temperature will result in false readings. Warm-up time can vary depending on ambient temperature - see sample graph below.

2. Place the selector lever in P (Park) or N (Neutral) and engine is at idle speed.

3. Confirm the fluid level is in the "HOT" range on the dipstick. If the fluid level is lower, add the specified fluid as required.

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> Normal warm-up time can vary depending on the ambient temperature
> Graph shown is for vehicle in 95°F ambient temperature idling in Park for 30 minutes and finally reaching the proper temperature to check the fluid level, driving the vehicle for 10-15 minutes will decrease time to proper temperature

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