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Where is the transmission filter?

I have a 2001 optima 2.4 auto. the pan where the drain plug is located has no bolts to dropit.the auto parts store gave me two filters a spin on and a normal pan and gasket type?the only thing I see as a removable pan is on the side of the trans. facing the radiator square in shape about 8-10 bolts?

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  • hydro3271 Sep 01, 2008

    Yes, I have A 2001 KIA Optima I have had the vehicle for about a year. I had issues at the very beginning of owning it. Luckily I had a transmission module UNsure of the specific name but, took care of the erratic down shift problem. Now I would like to change the Trans fluid. I am used to the pan gasket and filter change simultaneously, I now get from the auto part store a filter that resembles a oil filter? It is the listed part for the year NO other? I can not find to save my life this filter? It would need to be an exterior part seamingly? I know what parts look like does any one have a clue? Miffed!!




  • hills745 Sep 17, 2008

    I posted back on Aug 19th, sence then I went to Kia to get the right trans filter and found out there is no filter on a 2001 only a internal screen thats non serviceable all you can do is change the fluid...

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From what i can gather there is no filter replacement, only a fluid exchange. this info is coming from a rather good borderline great mech. program.

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Thank you , I took the car apart took off the cover to the Trans Pan. I did have great access to the transmission but, I found no filter inside of any kind... If there is a filter I It's not under the hood...

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