Remove the shift selector rod, as well as the two spring washers one in front of, and one behind the selector rod from the shift selector lever. Slide the front seats as far back as possible to allow access to the forward two front console mounting screws located at the front of the console, on the bottom of the sides. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2002 Kia Sportage. Loosen the lower exhaust bracket mounting bolt, and slip the bracket out of the way after the top two mounting bolts have been removed. Shift the transfer lever to the 4L position. Kia has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities.
Install the four drive shaft-to-differential mounting bolts. This is also how you get to your radio. Then you have to check the fluid using the dipstick located on the left side of the engine close to the firewall. It should have a black rubber top on it. Install the two rear console mounting screws. Remove the split pin from the shift selector lever. Owners also get free roadside assistance for the first five years.
Install the torque converter dust cover with two bolts. Fill the transmission with appropriate fluid to proper level. Lower the transmission on to the crossmember, making sure that the transfer case mounting bolts slip into the crossmember mounting holes. Slide the front seats as far forward as possible to gain access to the rear console mounting screw holes. The transmission is connected to the engine on the drivers side. The parking brake lever will slip through the slot in the rear console.
When adding transmission fluid to your Sportage, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Align the transfer case shift lever tang into it's appropriate slot, slip the transfer shift lever assembly straight into the transfer case, aligning the 5 mounting bolt holes the shift lever tang should fit into it's slot easily, if not, the transfer lever assembly will not set down into the transfer case. Remove the four bolts that connect the rear differential to the drive shaft, and the four bolts that connect the drive shaft to the transfer case. Some of our top Automatic Transmission Fluid product brands are , and. Once all the transmission-to-engine mounting bolts have been removed, raise the transmission until it is level as close to it's original position as possible, with the converter housing equally spaced against the engine block. Untie the leather boot draw strings around the transfer case shift lever and open the boot up fully to allow it to slip over the transfer case shift lever knob.
Disconnect the wires for the windshield wipers and pull the dash out may need some maneuvering. Do not remove the transmission before disconnecting these connectors. Install the transfer case-to-crossmenber mounting nuts 4. Power windows, locks and mirrors are standard. You have to let it idle until it reaches normal operating temp.
Set the assembly in a safe place. Connect the two oil cooler pipes to the radiator with the two hose clamps provided. The automatic transmission fluid inside the Kia Sportage keeps all of the transmission's internal moving parts lubricated. There is a transmission drain plug under the transmission but its placement is difficult to reach as it is situated over a frame member. Connect the negative battery cable. Gently pull the cable to the left until you have enough slack to insert the cable pin into the throttle body bell crank from the rear.
Slowly lower the Sportage to the top of the safety stands and leave the jack in the up position. You either have a transmission or a torque converter problem. Built with trucklike body-on-frame construction, the Sportage offers 7. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 3 different trusted brands of Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2002 Kia Sportage. After removing the screws you can pull the two halves apart and remove them tilt the column for easier removal this … will make removing the dash much easier.
The fill spout should be on the left side of the engine block and the fluid will be red in color. Remove the cover plate and underlying boot by lifting them up. The ignition wires run from the engine to the fuse box, which is located in the left side of the engine compartment. Look toward the rear of the engine and on the drivers side. Repeat the preceding procedure for the front drive shaft. Sportage sales topped 62,000 units in 2000, an increase of nearly 10,000 vehicles. Take care not to pinch or deform the cable.
Lock it in this position using the transfer case shift lever lock nut. The 2002 Kia Sportage hold 2 quarts of transmission fluid. This is where it can become a little tricky. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Automatic Transmission Fluid stock in-person! You may have to clean those areas, and use a light, so you can see them. Install the exhaust bracket though the converter housing to the engine with two mounting bolts and tighten to specification. Keep large oil container under tranny to catch drips. The 2002 Kia Sportage hold 2 quarts of transmission fluid.
Lift up slightly and push forward assembly still tilted counterclockwise. Kia is currently owned by Hyundai, South Koreas largest auto manufacturer. This information is in your owners manual if you have it. Remove the cover installed on the transfer case opening during disassembly. You want to make sure that the engine is cool before you begin working on it. I just want my car to be fixed. Push the drive shaft toward the transfer case until the flanges make full contact.