Question about 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
In the research for adding a A/T cooler to a 2007 Hyundai Elantra I learned a few things. Some folks remove a coolant line to drain the trans while it is running & simultanously adding fluid until the fluid coming out rums red. The reason frequent change are recommended is because of trapped fluid in the converter. I added the cooler and believe the decreased temps will lessen the need for A/T fluid vigilance.
I also weighed the advantages & disadvantages of trans flushing machines and felt the possibility of flushing particles into the solenoids, etc was not worth the risk.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Where is the drain **** for santa fe
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
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Check the fluid level. The first thing to check if you suspect that the transmission is acting up is the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) level in the transmission itself. The dipstick on the TH400 can be found inside the engine bay, on the passenger side toward the firewall (opposite the radiator). Pull the handle attached to the dipstick, which will remove it from the dipstick tube. Clean any fluid off and put it back into place, making sure that it seats all the way. Then remove it again and look at the tip of the stick. There are level indicators there, which will tell you if the transmission is low on ATF.
Check the linkages. The linkages that are connected to the shift lever can get out of alignment at times, causing sloppy or difficult shifter response. Look for abnormalities such as bent or broken parts, loose attachment points, or blockages that would prevent smooth shifting.
Change the filter. Unbolt all 13 transmission pan bolts (on the bottom of the TH400) and remove the pan. The filter is found in this area of the transmission. Filter kits, which include the filter and a new pan gasket, can be found at any auto parts store. Replace the filter and fill the transmission with new ATF (the TH400 requires six quarts). Do not put the bolts back on too tightly, as the gasket can become damaged. Six to 8 foot-pounds should be plenty. If no torque-wrench is available, just put them on as tight as you can by hand, and then turn them 1/2 revolution.
Inspect the cooler lines. The number-one killer of automatic transmissions is heat. If the cooler lines that come from the radiator are damaged or leaking, it might be necessary to replace them. These items can also be found at the local parts store.
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