Kia Picanto: Power Train / Automatic Transaxle Fluid

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2022 Service & Repair Manual / Maintenance / Power Train / Automatic Transaxle Fluid

Repair procedures
Inspection
Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) Level Check
1.
Place the vehicle on a level ground.
2.
Start the engine to warm up the ATF.
3.
Check by using KDS/GDS that the temperature of the ATF is between 70°C and 80°C (158 - 176°F).
4.
Move the shift lever slowly from "P" to "D", then back to "P". Repeat this sequence a total of two times.
5.
Remove the oil level gauge (A).

6.
Check that the fluid level is in the "HOT" mark on the oil level gauge. If fluid level is low, add automatic transaxle fluid until the level reaches the "HOT" mark.
Recommended : - ATF SP-Ⅲ
·Recommended transaxle fluid : SK ATF SP-III, MICHANG ATF SP-III, NOCA ATF SP-III
Capacity : 5.7 L (1.50 U.S gal., 6.02 U.S.qt., 5.02 Imp.qt.)
   
If the fluid smells as if it is burning, it means that the fluid has been contaminated by fine particles from the bushes and friction materials, a transaxle inpection may be necessary.
Replacement
1.
Start the engine.
   
The engine should be stopped within one minute after it is started. If the fluid has all drained out before then, the engine should be stopped at that point.
2.
Remove the ATF drain plug (A), allow the fluid to drain out and then reinstall the drain plug.
Tightening torque :
39.2 - 49.0 N·m (4.0 - 5.0 kgf·m, 28.9 - 36.2 lb·ft)

3.
Refill the ATF through the ATF filler tube after removing the oil level gauge (A).

   
You should be stop the pouring when if the full volume of fluid can not be poured. Then start the engine and run it at idle for 1 - 2 minutes in the N or P position. Then pouring the oil after turning off the engine.
4.
Drive the vehicle until the fluid temperature rises to 70 - 80°C (158 - 176°F), and then check the fluid level again. The fluid level must be at the HOT mark.
5.
Check the ATF level.
(Refer to Hydraulic System - "Fulid")
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