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Where is the transmission vent located?

Transmission pressure is building up and blowing out the dipstick. I think the vent is clogged.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Spectra Transmission Fluid Check

located on driverside below the fuse box close to the firewal

Posted on Dec 22, 2008



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SOURCE: Where is the Transmission Fluid dipstick located,

Well, in my 2002 Spectra, it is just left of the air filter box. It has a red "button" on top of it. It's not a "loop" like the oil dipstick. It's just like a knob for a drawer, but vertical. Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010


Tunde Autos

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SOURCE: where is the transmission dipstick located

Hi, It is on the right of the engine towards the top of the car.
Take care

Posted on Aug 04, 2010


Bob Korsu

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SOURCE: can send a picture of the transmission dipstick

I'd suggest you go to and register for free. Once registered you'll have access to dozens of vehicle manuals and repair guides which provide great information. I'm sure you'll find an illustration of the engine which will show it's location.

Posted on Dec 14, 2010

Frank Lipsky

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SOURCE: where's the 2005 kia sedona transmission dipstick located?

Looking at the motor from the front it is on the right hand side , it is down pretty low so it is hard to see it , always check fluid when hot and the van is on level ground and is running also

Posted on Dec 02, 2011

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