Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Rome, Italy
Drives: 1999 Sportage A/T 4WD
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You have to follow the instructions in the Owner's Manual to check the automatic transmission fluid level. As far as I remember you should check it after driving the car for at least half an hour, driving it, not just letting the engine idle; moreover the car should be on levelled ground to check the fluid level, with the engine on and at idle, leave the engine at idle for two minutes after driving the car, and shift the lever in all positions: from P to L and back to P position.
The fluid type for my 99 Sportage is Dexron II E or M III. I put Castrol ATF TQ DIII, but I don't think you can find it in the US.
Last edited by Galf; 06-12-2011 at 08:51 PM.