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Does a 2003 Kia Spectra have a Transmission Vent?

I went to a transmission place for a basic service, filter and pan gasket, it was leaking a bit around the pan. About a month later I noticed AT fluid again dripping from the car. I checked the fluid level to be sure that it hadn't gotten too low, and discovered it was way overfilled, like above the Hot Marks when it was essentially cold. I took it back to them and of course they wanted to replace something else, and told me that the overfilling couldn't have created the additional issue, because my transmission has a vent on it that allows excess fluid to be purged without blowing out any of the seals.

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Dont let them lie to you an over filled trans will cause lots of problems because the fluid gets so high the clutchs foam up the fluid or airate its up in a way that it will loose its hydralic propertys and begins to compress instead of resisting.when the fluid gets like this the tranny will become slower and slower untill it burns up.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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    joel mitchell Jun 16, 2009

    yes theres a vent somewere on there forsure.

    remember to allways check tranny fluid on level ground engine running at idle only in p or n with the parking brake on..

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