Expert Guide: Maintaining the 2016 Hyundai Elantra Transmission Fluid Levels

Today, I tackled the task of changing the transmission fluid on my 2016 Hyundai Elantra. Surprisingly, I didn’t come across many online tutorials for this specific model, so I took the challenge upon myself to figure it out. Here’s a rundown of the process:

The first step was removing the air filter. It was a relatively simple task involving the removal of three bolts and two Phillips head screws for a hose. Once that was out of the way, I located the drain plug, which required a 24-millimeter socket to loosen.

After loosening the drain plug and letting the fluid drain out, I used an old oil jug to collect the old fluid. To ensure precision, I used another jug to measure the exact amount that came out.

When it came to filling the transmission with new fluid, the manufacturer recommends SPH4M or SP4M, but for those interested in saving some money, there are alternatives available. In my case, the Elantra requires five quarts. I filled it according to the measurements and then reinstalled the drain plug and air filter.

One important tip I discovered during this process was to remove a clip on the hose while filling. This helps create an air pocket, preventing overflow and spillage.

That’s essentially the process I followed to change the transmission fluid on my Hyundai Elantra. If you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to leave a comment below. I’d love to hear your feedback on my first attempt at creating a tutorial video.

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