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How do i change transmission fluid on a 2008 Kia rio?

Transmission fluid needs changed

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SOURCE: transmission fluid

pull out the transmission dipstick and clean it, it should be written near the bootom of the dipstick

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Transmission fluid capacity for 2000 Kia Sephia?

The four speed automatic shows a total fill (that is all the fluid it can hold) is 5.7 Quarts. So if you just dropped the pan and relplaced the filter, you shouldnt need more than 4 quarts and likely you would have a little extra with that.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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If it is a 5 speed manual, then you add Transmission oil under the car on the upper side of the transmission. Under the hood on fire wall side there is the speedometer cable. You must remove lock down bolt with # 10 socket and lift straight up. That is where you add/check your Transmission fluid on a 5 speed. Clean the area first and it's fairly simple. 
The tube where the dipstick for the Automatic transmission is where you add the Transmission fluid. You will probably need one of those funnels with the really long neck, so that you can get the fluid into the tube without pouring it all over the place. Be careful that you don't overfill the transmission!

Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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

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

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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SOURCE: how do i check my manual transmission fluid in a

there will be a fill plug on the trans near the axle on the drivers side. remove the plug and put your finger in the hole, if you get oil on your finger, youre good.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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