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    Automatic Transmission Fluid deep stick.

    I can't find the Automatic Transmission Fluid dip stick.. Where is it?
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    I believe you mean dip stick.. and there isn't one. There's an oil level plug which has to be removed from the trans and if a steady stream flows out then you know the fluid is filled up to spec.

    you can find this information on Kia Global Information System (KGIS) under the transmission section "Hydraulic system."
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    This appears to becoming more common on new cars. At least its what I am noticing and hearing about.
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    Since it's sealed, there's no opportunity for evaporation
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    Quote Originally Posted by OptimaSX View Post
    Since it's sealed, there's no opportunity for evaporation
    Yessir!
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    Thank's for the info. I make it a habit to check everything whenever I wash my car. And I start to wonder where is it and can't find it wherever I look. good thing there's a forum like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby_panganiban View Post
    Thank's for the info. I make it a habit to check everything whenever I wash my car. And I start to wonder where is it and can't find it wherever I look. good thing there's a forum like this.
    Best part is that if you keep up with the owners manual service schedule, you won't have to worry about anything going wrong for the length of your warranty.
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    That is always true.
    What is the recommended service schedule for the trans fluid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SXexcess View Post
    That is always true.
    What is the recommended service schedule for the trans fluid?
    It should be in your manual.. Im sure its well over the 100k mark.
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    Yes it should, but it's in the car and I am not...but thanks for your help.
    Beware of no trans service before 100k if that is the case, sealed or not, is my point.
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