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Randall C, ASE Master Tech
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Experience:  ASE Master Tech, 32 yrs. Diagnostic specialist
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I need to change my transmission fluid but I can not locate

Customer Question

I need to change my transmission fluid but I can not locate the stick?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.

Hello, 4x4? or 2wd? and what engine? thanks

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it is a v8, my hubby saids
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it is a 4 door
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.

no , not doors, sorry, 4x4 meaning *****or*****/p>

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.

got it, please bear with me, I have to type a good bit and send some pics, back as soon as I can

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
K,
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.

Ok, the file will be a bit technical, NOt critical you have all temps etc right to exact as you see, Most of todays vehicles do NOT have dipsticks anymore, You have to fill with a hand held fluid pump, You can ask for and buy one cheap at most any parts store, With the plug out, follow repair instructions I just sent/included, The hand pump will have a hose on the end, You have to hand pump the fluid in, It runs out the fill hole when filled. very common on todays cars/trucks, surprised Jiffy did not know this/I wish it was easier, it is not, It is by design on "sealed" transmissions of today. I have include a couple links for you to click on, one even shows an example of the hand pump I refer to,

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
is there any way to check the transmission fluid
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.

it explains that in the repair file I sent, It is run, plug removed, if it trickles out it is full if not, have to pump some in by the hand pump

Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.
  1. If ATF does not drop, add ATF until it drops.

Specified ATF : Shell M-1375.4

  1. Using a TORX wrench, install the filler plug.

" meaning drips" from the hole

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** been all over looking for an answer. Lost owners manual.Thanks a lot. you did a wonderful job.
Expert:  Randall C replied 2 years ago.

you are more than welcome, Here to help, 37 years doing this and worked Kia for about 10.I know the drill just hard to put into Type, sorry for that