Question about 2005 Kia Sedona EX
There is a transmission pan on the bottom of the car, it will have about 15 bolts. If there is a drain plug use that to drain the fluid before taking that pan off. If there is not a drain plug I usually slowly loosen all the bolts with one corner coming down faster until it start draining from one corner. You won't get all of it out like this but you will get it good enough to drop the pan. Keep catch bucket under it the whole time. Once you get the pan off dump out the excess fluid, pull off the gasket and clean off any remaining pieces of the gasket. The good gaskets can be used again but I as a rule of thumb always replace with new. After fully drained clean up the mounting area on the transmission and clean up the pan. This includes cleaning off the magnet in the pan of all the metal shavings. If you did not have a drain plug I would HIGHLY recommend putting one in at this point...they are cheap. Now, the filter is the pan looking device that is attached to the exposed transmission. These are just a rubber gasket holding them up in there so pull and twist. The new one will have the replacement on it. You will just have to push the new one into place. Once everything is cleaned, the magnet is back in place and the filter is in place you are ready to put the pan back. You should be able to put the gasket on and then push the bolts through and be held in place. Finger tighten all bolts in place first and then tighten them down. Very important not to over tighten and to do these with very consistent and even pressure. I alternate and criss cross as I tighten. A torque wrench would be advised. If you over tighten these you will crush the gasket and have leaks and you will have to get a new gasket and start over. Make sure the car is fully cooled before doing this. That fluid really holds the heat.
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