Transmission fluid... permanent?

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    SteveF
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    Transmission fluid... permanent?

    Post by SteveF on 4/4/2012, 4:41 pm


    I have reviewed the owner's manual for my Sonata 2.0T and it says nothing about replacing the automatic transmission fluid, or even anything about regular checks. I can't even find a dipstick. Is this fluid supposed to be permanent? Am I missing something?

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    Re: Transmission fluid... permanent?

    Post by mecfd67 on 4/4/2012, 4:42 pm

    SteveF wrote:
    I have reviewed the owner's manual for my Sonata 2.0T and it says nothing about replacing the automatic transmission fluid, or even anything about regular checks. I can't even find a dipstick. Is this fluid supposed to be permanent? Am I missing something?
    Under normal circumstances the car does not need the fluid replaced supposed to last life of the car

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    Post by VadersRide on 4/4/2012, 6:44 pm

    mecfd67 wrote:
    SteveF wrote:
    I have reviewed the owner's manual for my Sonata 2.0T and it says nothing about replacing the automatic transmission fluid, or even anything about regular checks. I can't even find a dipstick. Is this fluid supposed to be permanent? Am I missing something?
    Under normal circumstances the car does not need the fluid replaced supposed to last life of the car

    im too old fashioned to trust that....more than likely its serviceable.
    my Mazda 3 had no dipstick either....there was a drain plug at the bottom and a filler plug on the side.
    they don't put it in the owners manual because they want you to bring it to them for service.

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    Post by Robfrmny21 on 4/4/2012, 7:07 pm

    Life time tranny fluid has a 100k 10yr life span. This is coming from a fluid manufacture. They they feel.cars should be off the road by then. Which ever comes first


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    Post by mtf1234 on 4/4/2012, 8:19 pm

    Robfrmny21 wrote:Life time tranny fluid has a 100k 10yr life span. This is coming from a fluid manufacture. They they feel.cars should be off the road by then. Which ever comes first
    Tell that to my 2000 Dodge Stratus with over 360k miles on it... Laughing

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    Post by Robfrmny21 on 4/4/2012, 9:36 pm

    mtf1234 wrote:
    Robfrmny21 wrote:Life time tranny fluid has a 100k 10yr life span. This is coming from a fluid manufacture. They they feel.cars should be off the road by then. Which ever comes first
    Tell that to my 2000 Dodge Stratus with over 360k miles on it... Laughing

    Not saying some cases dont exceed there specs for fluid life. But this was the answer I got from a trans oil producer when I saw them at a training I attended

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    Post by LineArrayNut on 4/6/2012, 3:46 am

    my take is that the atf will last to 100k miles 10 years just fine ... until the dealer gets to charge you for a new trans... every 30K for me...

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    Post by 2-0 Terror on 4/7/2012, 7:42 am

    mtf1234 wrote:
    Robfrmny21 wrote:Life time tranny fluid has a 100k 10yr life span. This is coming from a fluid manufacture. They they feel.cars should be off the road by then. Which ever comes first
    Tell that to my 2000 Dodge Stratus with over 360k miles on it... Laughing
    lol didn't think it was possible for a stratufail to last that long. Shocked Razz

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    Post by bigken1030 on 4/7/2012, 7:54 am

    My book says every 60k miles for trans fluid change

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    Post by daniejw on 4/7/2012, 11:20 am

    VadersRide wrote:
    mecfd67 wrote:
    SteveF wrote:
    I have reviewed the owner's manual for my Sonata 2.0T and it says nothing about replacing the automatic transmission fluid, or even anything about regular checks. I can't even find a dipstick. Is this fluid supposed to be permanent? Am I missing something?
    Under normal circumstances the car does not need the fluid replaced supposed to last life of the car

    im too old fashioned to trust that....more than likely its serviceable.
    my Mazda 3 had no dipstick either....there was a drain plug at the bottom and a filler plug on the side.
    they don't put it in the owners manual because they want you to bring it to them for service.

    It's another thing that car manufacturers are doing to make it harder to do service yourself.


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    Post by LineArrayNut on 4/7/2012, 5:06 pm

    bigken1030 wrote:My book says every 60k miles for trans fluid change

    severe schedule in red, right? 100k normal...?

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    Post by mecfd67 on 4/8/2012, 9:05 am

    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
    10-AT-001-1
    JANUARY, 2010
    2010~ TUCSON , 2010~
    SANTA FE & 2011~ SONATA
    2010 TUCSON, 2010 SANTA FE, AND 2011
    SONATA AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID LEVEL
    This TSB supersedes 10-AT-001 to change the procedure (Step Cool.
    DESCRIPTION:
    The 2010 Tucson, 2010 Santa Fe and 2011 Sonata utilize a new electronically
    controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. The ATF level can be checked by the
    following procedure:
    NOTE: Use only ATF meeting the SP-IV specification approved by Hyundai.
    DO NOT use SP-III or other ATF which may result in degradation of shift
    quality or transaxle durability.
    APPLICABLE VEHICLES:
    PARTS INFORMATION:
    MODEL ENGINE TRANSMISSION
    2010~ Tucson 2.4L Automatic
    2010~ Santa Fe 2.4L & 3.5L Automatic
    2011~ Sonata 2.4L Automatic
    PART NAME DESCRIPTION PART NUMBER
    Hyundai SPH-IV SP-IV Automatic
    Transmission Fluid
    00232-19045
    Page 2 of 4
    ATF LEVEL INSPECTION:
    1. If the ATF has been completely drained, add approximately 5 quarts of SPH-IV
    ATF.
    2. Attach a GDS and select vehicle and “A/T” menu, Current Data and “Oil
    Temperature Sensor”.
    3. Drive the vehicle until the fluid temperature is at the low end of the range of
    122~140°F (50~60°C).
    4. Step on the brake and then shift into
    “R”, “N” and “D” and back, pausing
    2~3 seconds in each range. Repeat
    two times.
    5. Move the shift lever to P, leave the
    engine running and lift the vehicle
    on a hoist.
    6. Remove the splash shield under the transmission.
    Page 3 of 4
    Technical Service
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    Group
    Number
    7. Remove the oil level plug. The oil
    level is correct if ATF flows out in a
    thin oil stream. If no oil flow occurs,
    go to Step 8.
    NOTE: Collect and dispose of any
    excess fluid in accordance
    with local regulation.
    ATF TEMPERATURE = 122~140°F (50~60°C)
    SHIFT LEVER IN “P” AND ENGINE RUNNING
    8. If no oil flow occurs, add SPH-IV ATF
    through the oil level hole until oil
    flows out in a thin oil stream.
    NOTE: Use a suction gun or
    equivalent to add ATF. A
    suction gun is available from:
    • Snap-On Tools - YA745A
    • MAC Tools - GS19HD
    9. Reinstall the overflow plug and torque
    to specification.
    Torque: 25~32 lb-ft (3.5~4.5 kgf.m)
    AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
    10-AT-001-1
    Page 4 of 4
    ALTERNATE ATF FILL PROCEDURE:
    10. If a suction gun or equivalent is not
    available, locate the vent eyebolt on
    top of the transmission oil pan near
    the battery.
    11. Remove the eyebolt and add ATF
    through the hole. Reinstall the
    eyebolt and torque to specification.
    Torque: 25~29 lb-ft (4.0~4.5 kgf.m)
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE:
    Severe usage is defined as:
    • Frequent driving on mountain roads.
    • Repeated short distance driving.
    • More than 50% driving in heavy city traffic during hot weather above 90°F (32°C)
    • Trailer towing, or commercial operation such as a taxi.
    • Driving on rough roads (Bumpy, gravel, snowy or unpaved road)
    Normal warranty applies.

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