Kia Archives - Transmission Digest
Alto introduces new Hyundai/Kia solenoid

Alto has introduced a new line of Hyundai/Kia new OEM Pressure Solenoids (model number 212502), for model years 2009 to present. Models covered include: 6 Speed Models: A6GF1, A6MF1/2, A6MF2H, A6LF28 Speed Models: A8TR1, A8LF1

KIA A6MF2H Hybrid Engine Stalls in Drive

Complaint: A 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid equipped with a 2.4L engine and the A6MF2H transmission has a complaint of the engine stalling as soon as the shifter is pulled into the drive position. When the transmission was disassembled for inspection, the engine clutch friction plates were found to be burnt and welded together, refer to

Hyundai/KIA A5HF1 (F5A51) Binds in Reverse, No 4th Gear

Complaint: After overhaul, a Hyundai or Kia equipped with the A5HF1 (F5A-51) transmission binds up in reverse range and does not have fourth gear. Cause: The Failsafe Valve “B” keeper fell out of the valve body unnoticed, refer to figure 1. That will allow the valve and sleeve to move out far enough to create

Hyundai/KIA A8LR1 P0841

A 2012 Hyundai Genesis equipped with the A8RL1 eight-speed transmission (figure 1) has an original complaint of harsh reverse engagement, harsh 2-3 and 4-5 upshift and a neutralization condition. Since parts for this transmission were not readily available and an aftermarket remanufactured transmission could not be found, a Hyundai factory remanufactured transmission was installed. After

It’s the Little Things That Matter

Whenever a transmission fails to work correctly after a rebuild, a small error like cross-connecting speed sensors can cause a major headache. It does not take much to correct this error if you know it occurred, but when you do not, a small error turns into a giant monster. Without a doubt, when it comes

Hyundai/Kia Torque Converter Clutches

Alto Products Corp. has announced four new one-sided friction clutch plates for the Hyundai/Kia A6LF1/2/3, A5HF1, and A6GF1 Torque Converters. Alto p/n 213714A and 213716A (A6LF1/2/3) feature the company’s G3 friction material, which is engineered to be durable for high-performance and converter applications. Alto p/n 213718A and 213720A (A5HF1, A6GF1) feature K2 high-energy friction material, designed for many different

Kia Borrego: A5SR2 Transmission

This A5SR2 came into the shop in 4th gear failsafe. The codes pulled were P0732, P0733 and P0734 gear ratio codes along with a P0763 Direct Clutch (D/C) solenoid performance code.

The P0763 Headache

A call came in to ATSG’s technical help line concerning a 2009 Kia Borrego with a 3.8L engine using a 5-speed RWD transmission called the A5SR2. This transmission is very similar to the Subaru 5AT transmission, a derivative of Nissan’s RE5R05A transmission. Mounted on top of the valve body are the solenoids, a sub-ROM and pressure switch frame assembly.

Hyundai/Kia 6-Speed Automatic Transmissions: Part 1

Although Hyundai was not the first manufacturer to offer a six-speed automatic transmission, they ultimately made up for lost time. In 2009 the car company released a series of six-speed transmissions to accommodate a wide range of Hyundai and Kia applications. The transmissions can be FWD or AWD and are rather compact in design. There are three basic levels or sizes that can overlap vehicle models and engine displacements.