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What kind of trans fluid does 03 kia spectra with 5sp manual trans take

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90 weight gear oil.

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contact local dealer they will recommend the right fluid for your car!

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: what kind of trans fluid do you use on a 2002 kia spectra?

use tranny fluid not dextron fluid

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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Hi do you have any power at all ie when you turn the ignition on do you get all the dashboard lights light up as normal and can you use the headlights etc if you can are the lights bright or not.

If you have no power at all then the chances are the battery needs replacing or it could even be that the alternater needs replacing and then your battery has run flat.

The best thing to do is either charge your battery up and then try your car again if it starts up as normal but their is a picture of the battery lit up on the dashboard then this indicates that the alternater needs replacing.

If after charging the battery you still have no power at all then this would indicate that the leads coming from the battery are loose or not connected at all.

The main problem with the leads from the battery is with the earth leads one should go to the body work you will need to undo this and check that this is not corroded where it touches the body work you can use sand paper to remove any corrosion
The other earth lead connects to the engine check this is still connected and free from corrosion.

Check also the possitive lead from the battery that goes to the starter motor check this is still connected also as this is the main lead from the battery.

You could try using jump leads from someone elses car onto your battery this way if you still had no power it would then 100% be the leads at fault.

If after connecting the jump leads you thne have power and can then start the car this would then indicate that either the battery is at fault or the alternater the way to test this would be when the car is running at night time park up agains a wall about 10 feet away with the head lights on full beam facing the wall no when you rev the engine up the lights should shine slightly brighter then when you stop revving it should go slightly dim if it does this then the alternater is ok and the battery needs replacing.

If the lights dont go any brighter then this suggests that the alternater needs replacing.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My 03 Kia Spectra will not go into gear. I want

the fluid is drained by removing the transmission pan located under the car. make sure you buy a transmission filter kit so you can change the filter and gasket. the trans fluid is added to the dipstick tube, where you have located the dipstick.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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Any good quality multigrade oil will be ok and the grade depends on the temperature of where you live. The colder the temperature, the lower the first figure of the rating of the oil should be, but for normal summer temperatures a 20W-50 is perfect. If the engine has rather a high mileage on it, there are special oils blended for that. Try choose an oil from a company that is well known and has the backing and support of a major fuel brand.

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Where is the intake for the tranmission fluid for a 2003 kia spectra


From the driver's side front wheel lean into the engine compartment and locate the place near the firewall where you would add brake fluid. It's a little plastic bottle near the firewall. Now look down below that and a little toward the motor and you should see a black handled dipstick tube. It may have a yellow dot on the top if not too dirty. It doesn't rise very high so you have to lean over and put your hand down in that area to grab it. That is the transmission dipstick. ONLY check fluid when the motor is running and the car is warm by removing the stick, wiping it clean, replacing it WITH MOTOR RUNNING and pulling it out again to check the location on the stick where the fluid stops. To add fluid, TURN IT OFF and you will need a special transmission funnel with very narrow tip. The fluid goes in where the dipstick came out. The 03 spectra has a reputation for fluid leaks from the top plugs of the transmission and this is not repairable in a mechanical way according to the dealerships.... so you will want to use transmission stop leak from the parts store for the life of the transmission. Get the really runny "acetone based" kind. It will work for some time and when it starts leaking alot down the road, treat it again with the same product. Ask the parts store to help you select it. Follow the instructions carefully.

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What type of oil does my 2003 kia spectra take?


You can use 5W 30 (what the manual requests), but these other oils will also work well with that car. I have tried them all and have more than 200,000 miles on my 03 Kia Spectra. The car has no mechanical issues. . . 10W 30, 10W 40. I use 10W 40 in the summer. The trick is to frequently change oil regardless of type and not let the oil go more than about 4,000 miles without an oil and filter change. That is the key to long life for these small motors. If you do that you NEVER will need to flush the motor and I would recommend you never use a commercial motor flush product. If the engine oil gets so dirty you think a flush is needed, then instead use a quart of transmission fluid, drive it for two weeks or 200 miles, then change the oil.

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With a manual transmission, where do i add the transmission fluid and what type do i use?


you shouldn't have to add fluid unless you have developed a leak, in that case there is a plug on the side of the trans, fill to the bottom of the hole, as for fluid look at the owners manual for type and weight

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How to check de oil Transmision


prev.gif next.gif Transmission Fluid Automatic Trans. Fluid Level Checking
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  2. Set parking brake and chock wheels.
  3. Warm up engine. NOTE: Allow automatic transmission fluid to reach 140-158 degrees F (60-70 degrees C).
  4. Move shift selector from "P" to "1" and then back to "P".
    • Automatic transaxle fluid level should be in 65 degree C range on dipstick.
  5. Add SK ATF SP-III (or Diamond ATF SP-III) if required.
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Manual Trans. fluid check
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My 03 Kia Spectra will not go into gear. I want


the fluid is drained by removing the transmission pan located under the car. make sure you buy a transmission filter kit so you can change the filter and gasket. the trans fluid is added to the dipstick tube, where you have located the dipstick.

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Where is the dipstick to check the transmission fluid. 2002 Kia Spectra


this is on the radiator side of the transmission, down near where you see the wires going into the side of the trans.

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