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The engine in your 2002 Kia Sportage should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Sportage and how to check the transmission fluid level. If the transmission fluid level in your Sportage is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. When adding transmission fluid to your Sportage, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your Sportage, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem.
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sport Utility (4 Door)
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sport Utility (4 Door)
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sport Utility (4 Door)
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sport Utility (4 Door)
Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sport Utility (4 Door)
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sport Utility (4 Door)