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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello. I have a question about ATF. I thought our optima hybrids only needed to change the ATF only but it seems like there are two separate sections for fluid change. 1 for the automatic transmission and the other one for transaxle? Could you let me know what types of fluid I should get for...
  2. The Service Center
    yo everybody i'm working on flushing my brake (2nd time now) but i noticed this super weird dark green brake fluid. I used synthetic DOT 3 brake fluid last time and this time anybody know wtf is going on? I noticed this the 1st time i did the flush, but i figured maybe Kia is doing some weird...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Should I bother with changing the transmission fluid after an x amount of km after getting a new tranny installed?
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    '14 SXL and the fluid was barely coming out only one of the nozzles. Thought the fluid was low but no low fluid light was on. Added fluid and barely had just a small stream come out the driver nozzle not even reaching the window. Are the motors prone to failure. Any other thoughts. Appt next...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    This is the second time Ive heard this from an old time mechanic. Add 1Qt of trans fluid to every 7th tank of gas. This is supposed to clean youre injectors and any carbon gunked up? Anybody else hear of this???
  6. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I wanted to share my experiences of a DIY transmission fluid change for my 2012 Optima SX. My transmission had been shifting fine and I wanted to change it for longevity reasons, not because I was experiencing any problems - it was to PREVENT any future problems (as much as possible) that I was...
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I'm looking to remove the brake fluid reservoir so I can paint it like my coolant bottle, Has anyone removed this? And did you have to bleed your brakes afterwards or is there a way to do this without bleeding the brakes and getting air in the lines. I never removed one so I wasn't sure what to...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So my windshield washer reservoir developed a significant leak yesterday... Great how it is not accessible except maybe through the passenger side wheel well. Oh well I guess I'd better figure this out to prevent a dealer trip... 6500 miles and first issue.
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello guys, I went to dealership recently for oil change, and they recommended me power steering fluid flush. Our transmission and power steering fluid are sealed. I cannot check if requires... Have you done power steering fluid flush? It says every 36,000km recommended. It sounds wrong to...
  10. Hybrids
    Has anyone replaced their transmission fluid with a synthetic based?
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    2013 Optima EX Noticed while shoveling today that my car is now leaking a bright yellow fluid in 3 different spots. Before I take it to the dealer, any heads up on what this is? Thanks
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    In another thread, we were discussing transmission fluid flush intervals. Seems Kia says lifetime (meaning 100k) and sort of also says 60k. In either case, I know that fresh fluid is always a good thing. Rather than a full flush of the transmission fluid by having the dealer use their...
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So i was changing my oil at work today on my 13 sxl with 7K. I seen drips of fluid coming through the seam of the skid plate so i dropped the drive side skid plate down and i seen quite a bit of tranny fluid leaking from between the engine and transmission, i can't believe it! Anyone else seen...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey everyone, long time lurker, first time poster here. I am having a couple issues with my 2012 SX - I love the car though. 1. My subwoofer cover is rattling. I don't listen to bass heavy music and my bass is set at neutral on the equalizer, but I get a buzz/rattle from the subwoofer. It...
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Has anyone come across (or own) a china unit where you can navigate through your iPod fluidly? I almost just bought a china navi, but found out you can ONLY search through songs.... As I have 1000's of songs, that's not going to cut it. My top priorities are: maintain steering wheel controls...
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have about 26k miles on my car and was wondering when should I change out the transmission fluid, my dealer said at about 30k miles but me even at where i'm at seems like I over shot it anybody know the good mileage to do it at??? Or even how to do it with all those underbody panels on it...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I can't find the Automatic Transmission Fluid dip stick.. Where is it?
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I don't see anything when I search for synthetic ATF. Does anyone have any experience with using it over regular ATF? I would think there would be benefits much like there are for using synthetic motor oil over regular dino. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks!
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    The smell or antifreeze or windshield washer fluid is coming through my vents...sometimes stronger than others. I do notice that fluid on the passenger side squirter is getting into the vent below it but the driver side squirter does not have this problem. Anyone know of a fix?
  20. DIY Projects
    So I want to replace the washer fluid w/Prestone De-Icer and I don't want to mix the fluids. I know you can just hold the washer fluid lever until it drains completely but there has to be another way to drain it. Do you guys know how to drain the reservoir? Or would you run off to autozone and...
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