Question about 2001 Kia Sportage

1 Answer

Transmission control module needs replacing and where do I get one other than dealer,also is it inside or outside the transmission

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,926 Answers

The transmission control module is mounted outside of the transmission. The location is under the dash assembly,driverside. Right now, Kia would be the only supplier for this module. I'm not aware of any aftermarket TCM or rebuilds that are available. You can get a factory TCM from an auto salvage yard and save a lot of money and it will be a factory part.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to replace transmission control module on a 2003 saturn vue v6/

Your best bet , take to a GM dealer or some other qualified repair shop . The module would need to be programmed .
Reprogram the transmission control module with the correct calibration. Refer to Service Programming System (SPS) .

Sep 08, 2017 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do i reprogram new transmission on my 2001 Volvo. V70...

Dealer or garage. if you had the new transmission put in. It should come with the reprogramming. Used transmission would have to be programmed. Might even have the transmission control module replaced. Inside the transmission.

Jun 02, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Steering control module

go to a towyard and find one cheaper..

Feb 10, 2013 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Is the module and/or solenoids inside of the transmission or outside of the transmission on a 1993 ford F250?

The transmission control module is part of the engine controller in the firewall behind left fenderwell.There is a solenoid block inside the Transmission pan that contains 5 solenoids , 2 shift,1 coast , 1 tcc and 1 pressure control.Various engine sensors also input into the transmission controller such as TPS ( throttle position sensor ) , map/mass ( engine load ) , and engine rpm.Also there is a trans temp sensor built into solenoid block and a range sensor on the side of trans that tells the computer where there gear selector is.Vehicle speed sensor also inputs into transmission controller.It takes a lot of data to decide what gear the transmission should be in.

Feb 25, 2011 | Ford F-250 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Its a 91 jeep cherokee 4.0 it turns over but will not start there is no spark. I have replaced the coil but still nothing

No spark usually is caused by coil (which you already replaced), ignition control module, or pickup coil inside the distributor. The coil and the control module are the most common. The control module is located just outside the distributor, you may be able to take it off and have it tested at the dealer. The pickup coil is inside the distributor, unfortunetly there's no way to test them. Also check plugs and wires if they haven't been replaced in awhile.

Nov 07, 2009 | 1991 Chrysler Town & Country

2 Answers

2004 dodge ram 1500 truck

I would think a bad TIPM would be your cause. It controls the body of the truck, and it should send a signal to your cluster as well. You will have to go to the dealer to know for sure, but that is the problem I see at my dealership most of the time when what you describe happens.

Jul 25, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

1 Answer

1998 dodge avenger tranmission control solenoid

Below the link for Chrysler/Dodge auto-transmission manual

Solenoid mounts outside the transmission, so you do not need to remove the transmission to install. It should be located between fuse box and air filter housing on the top of transaxle case and right next to transmission controle module.
I hope his step by step procedure will work for you. It is not hard at all to replace the solenoid. There are three 10mm bolts. You will also need to remove the input speed sensor. One thing to look out for is not bending the gasket when installing the new solenoid:
  1. Disconnect battery negative cable.
  2. Remove air cleaner assembly.
  3. Remove electrical connectors for transmission control module (please refer the manual I send you and website).
  4. Remove the Transmission Control Module
  5. Disconnect and remove the input speed sensor
  6. Disconnect the transmission oil cooler lines. Cap off hoses and fittings to prevent foreign matter intrusion.
  7. Disconnect the solenoid/pressure switch assembly connector.
  8. Remove the three solenoid/pressure switch assembly-to-transaxle case bolts
  9. Remove solenoid/pressure switch assembly and gasket

Keep everything clean to prevent foreign materials to go inside
  1. Install solenoid/pressure switch assembly to case using a new gasket
  2. Install bolts and torque to 13 N·m (110 in. lbs.)
  3. Install 8-way connector and torque screw to 4 N·m (35 in. lbs.)
  4. Uncap and install transmission oil cooler lines.
  5. Install input speed sensor and torque to 27 N·m (20 ft. lbs.)
  6. Install Transmission Control Module
  7. Install air cleaner assembly.
  8. Connect battery negative cable.

P.s. 1. You can fine some clips on at least for similar cars
2. Also at you can find the component location for your car and repair guide
3. Also there is a link for Mitchel1 online manual useb by US mechanic 1 week subscribtion is
11.99 , 1 month 16.99
Let me know if you need more info
Good Luck and happy fixing

Jan 22, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Avenger

1 Answer

A/t won't shift from 2 to 3 gear, skips to 4.

  1. Hi, these cars have a TCM Transmission Control Module its located in the upper valance where the wiper motor is and right next to the cabin filter.
  2. You can try replace the module first since this module controls the shifting of the transmission.
  3. All you have to do is call the dealership and ask them if they can give you the number code on the transmission control module your car came with, your gonna have to give them your vin#
  4. These cars have a Code on the transmission and also the "TCM" Transmission control module these two parts have to match" What the car was programmed with" you can find it on e-bay just like what i did its alot cheaper then trying to take it to a transmission shop..
  5. As for the codes you can try and ask the dealer for that info. I hope this info can help you...

Oct 19, 2008 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all 2001 Kia Sportage Questions

2001 Kia Sportage Logo

Related Topics:

579 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kia Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6910 Answers

Are you a Kia Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides