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What kind of Transmission Fluid does my '03' Kia Rio take?

My manual says I need a Transaxle fluid that is completely different than any of the Transmission fluids I saw in the store.
The one I bought says "For use where DEXRON-III or Mecon Fluid" is specified.
Now, this isn't close to what my manual says but will it work?

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SP3 - SPIII, do not use other kind. Autozone has it

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Try amsoil products they will have what you need .phone number 1-800-956-5695 good luck referral number 530293

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Where do I check the fluid in a manual transmission?


Normally, transmission oil does not need to be changed, but if it is leaking, there would be obvious oil stains on the garage floor or driveway where it has been parked. If this is the case, a trip to the transmission shop is recommended.

Checking the oil level requires removing the speedometer cable that enters the transmission between the engine and the firewall. Remove the cable and insert a clean stick into the hole and push to the bottom of the casing. A 1/4 inch diameter stick about 15 inches long should work. The oil left on the stick should be clean. If particles are seen in the oil, this is an indication of wear on the gears which is a sign of failure coming.

The transmission holds 3 quarts of transmission oil that will not completely fill the casing. However, if when removing the speedometer cable, you do not see oil on that, then probably the oil level is low. There will be a drain plug on the bottom of the transmission, so the safest way to be sure of the final level is to drain the oil into a clean pan and if it is clean looking, add new transmission oil to it to make up the entire amount needed. You could do this by using clean, used gallon plastic milk carton marking on the outside with a marker pen, where 3 quarts fills to. Windshield wiper fluid is also sold in suitable plastic cartons that allow some look through ability to see the level of internal fluid. To reach the speedometer hole in the top of the transmission, a long funnel will be needed that you can buy at a parts' store.

How to do this has been answered on JustAnswer by a Kia mechanic and includes useful drawings of the transmission and detailed information: http://www.justanswer.com/kia/51c7f-drain-manual-transmission-oil-fluid-kia-rio-2002-not-able-find.html

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Where do I add transmission fluid in a 2002 kia rio automatic?


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Suspension and transmission:Kia rio 2003 model I have problems and questions: What part in suspension must be replaced in order to improve the cushion felt when driving over bumps or uneven in vehicle. Is...


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I want to know what type of enigne oil i neeed for my 2007 kia rio


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100% Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil
SAE 5W-20 XL Synthetic Motor Oil
SAE 0W-30 Synthetic Signature Series Oil
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