Kia Soul: Automatic transaxle Inspection - Power Train - Maintenance - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Automatic transaxle Inspection

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Fluid level Check
  
Automatic Transaxle Fluid(ATF) oil level check is usually unnecessary during scheduled services. But if fluid leak is found, perform the fluid level check procedure after repair is completed.
  
When checking the fluid level, be careful not to enter dust, foreign matters, etc. from fill hole.
1.
Remove the air cleaner assembly.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air cleaner")
2.
Remove the eyebolt (A).

Tightening torque :
2.9 ~ 4.9 N.m (0.3 ~ 0.5 kgf.m, 2.2 ~ 3.6 lb-ft)

3.
Add ATF SP-IV 700cc to the ATF injection hole.
4.
Start the engine.
5.
Confirm that the temperature of the A/T oil temperature sensor is 50~60C (122~140F) with the GDS.
6.
Shift the select lever slowly from P to D, then D to P and repeat one more at idle.
  
Stop in each gear position for 3 seconds.
7.
Remove the under cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")
8.
Remove the fluid level plug (A) from the valve body cover.
  
The vehicle should be on level space.

9.
If the fluid flows out of the overflow plug in thin steady stream, the fluid level is correct.
Then finish the procedure and tighten the fluid plug.
  
Fluid level check (excess or shortage) method
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Excess: Drain quantity exceed 900cc for two minutes.(50~60C)122~140F
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Shortage: No fluid flows out of the overflow plug.
If there is no damage at the automatic transaxle and the fluid cooler, the fluid cooler hose, transaxle case, valve body tightening state are normal, ATF must drop out after performing above 1 to 7 procedures. After performing above 1 to 7 procedures, if the fluid doesnt drop out, inspect the automatic transaxle assembly for fluid leaks.
Replace the gasket before reinstalling the fluid level plug.

Fluid level plug tightening torque:
Tightening up stopper

10.
Install the under cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")
11.
Lower the vehicle with the lift and then tighten the eyebolt.
  
Always replace the O-Ring (A) of the eyebolt use new one whenever loosening eyebolt.

12.
Install the air cleaner assembly.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air cleaner")
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