Hyundai Transmission Fluid Change: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you a Hyundai owner wondering when you should change your automatic transmission fluid? In this informative video, we will discuss the importance of changing your transmission fluid and the common mistakes people make that can lead to costly transmission issues.

One common mistake people make is neglecting to change the transmission fluid, which can result in the need for a transmission replacement. We’ll also explain why using the wrong type of fluid or not checking the fluid level correctly can cause damage to your transmission.

First and foremost, it’s crucial to understand the significance of changing your transmission fluid. To illustrate this, we have the transmission valve body with shifting solenoids and the transmission fluid on display. The sediment and clutch dust in the old fluid clearly indicate the need for a fluid change.

According to our experience, it’s recommended to change the transmission fluid around 50,000 miles. However, personal driving habits can also influence the frequency of fluid changes. For instance, city driving may warrant a fluid change at 40,000 miles, while highway driving can extend that interval to 60,000 miles.

The first mistake to avoid is using the wrong type of fluid. It’s vital to use original Hyundai transmission fluid to prevent potential issues. Additionally, ensuring the correct fluid level is crucial, as insufficient or excessive fluid can damage the transmission.

Another prevalent mistake is not fully draining the old fluid from the transmission. Merely draining the fluid overnight may only remove 40-50% of the old fluid, leaving contaminants behind. In this case, performing multiple fluid changes can effectively flush out the old fluid and promote a cleaner transmission.

We strive to provide valuable information to help you maintain your vehicle and save money on repairs. Remember, proper maintenance, including regular transmission fluid changes, can significantly extend the life of your Hyundai’s transmission.

Thank you for watching, and stay tuned for more helpful tips and tutorials!

When should I change my Hyundai transmission fluid?

It is recommended to change the transmission fluid around 50,000 miles. Depending on driving conditions, it can be done between 40,000 and 60,000 miles. For city driving, change at 40,000 miles, and for highway driving, change at 60,000 miles.

What are the common mistakes when changing transmission fluid?

One common mistake is using an approved or wrong type of fluid not made for that car’s manufacturer. It is recommended to use original Hyundai transmission fluid to avoid problems. Another mistake is not checking the oil level correctly after changing the transmission fluid, which can cause damage to the transmission. Additionally, draining the fluid may not remove all the old fluid, so it’s recommended to change the fluid every 40,000 to 50,000 miles, and if it hasn’t been changed for a while, it’s recommended to flush the transmission by changing the fluid three times after driving 400 miles.

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