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Hey guys, I"m a little embarrassed to ask this but have you guys seen the tranny fluid dipstick anywhere on a 3.5? Im looking for this thing and I dont see it anywhere, it doesnt exist!thanx
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There is no dipstick on this transmission. There is a check plug on the side pan. The fluid does not need to be checked unless there is a problem.
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Looks like it"s similar design to the German auto tranny with 100K synthetic fluid. Still I hated when there is no dipstick and when you do fill it, it will have to be pumped in with the engine running at certain temperature til overflow. I am very familiar with this kind of design as I just serviced my 5 series last Christmas. What a pain to fill it without the dipstick!
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thanx for the input guys. Cars are getting more complicated to work on. my amanti is also a pita. i tell you when i had my old jeep, i use to love going under the hood on that thing. Also on my sorento i couldnt find the other 3 spark plugs, i know there back there somewhere but ill let someone else worry about that. lol
Several years ago there was a report in the SAE journal about transmission failures. GM, Toyota and some transmission manufactures reported that the most common reason for failures was improper servicing. The easiest way to reduce these failures was to make it harder for untrained or ill equipped owners and repair shops to service transmissions.
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Yeah, that make sense, but for cars like BMW & Mercedes, the service dept make more money than sales due to the "un-user friendly" mechanical designs.
Several years ago there was a report in the SAE journal about transmission failures. GM, Toyota and some transmission manufactures reported that the most common reason for failures was improper servicing. The easiest way to reduce these failures was to make it harder for untrained or ill equipped owners and repair shops to service transmissions.
I agree with them. Just wait till a V8 Borrego comes in slipping and the ZF trans has red fluid in it. I hope somebody has deep pockets, because there is no way Kia is covering that.

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... Also on my sorento i couldnt find the other 3 spark plugs, i know there back there somewhere but ill let someone else worry about that. lol
Don"t the V6"s in the Sorento sit like a conventional engine? I think the Sedona"s have a transverse engine and the plugs are a PITA. If you can get 3plugs on the Sorie, I think(Imho), you should be able to get the other three.
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