Problem with auto trans(4 speed)
I wonder if you would be so good as to help me with a problem I have with my Kia Sportage?
Kia Sportage 2.7 v6 automatic
This is at the moment an intermittent fault, but I'm afraid of it turning to a constant fault.This fault only occurs after approx. 20 kilometres of driving.
HOW ITS BEEN FOR 4 YEARS;
When I approach a junction or roundabout and decelerate as normal, as the car slowed down, I could see and hear the rpm/gears changing down; ie from 4th, to 3rd, to second, and obviously if stopping, then into 1st.
The problem is this;
In the same situation as above,
NOW it changes very quickly from 4 to 3 to 2, then back to 3 and back to 4 ! Now the dangerous bit;
If I stop at the junction, it sometimes stalls the engine; indeed today it stalled whilst driving slowly round a roundabout, as you know with no engine theres no power steering, and an accident nearly occurred by the time I'd gone to neutral and restarted engine
( pants still OK at the moment though) ( lol)
It has been serviced regularly by the main dealer every 15000 kilometres, as per the handbook.
The auto trans fluid is at the correct level, and is still quite red in colour, with no burnt smell to it.
The auto trans fluid has not been changed, this is due at 90000 kilometres ( ie in 3000 kilometres time).
Is it possible that this fluid needs changing now?
I have asked an English speaking mechanic at an independent " other make dealership", who seems to think the auto trans box also has a filter that needs changing? Is this correct?
Sorry if a bit long winded, I've tried to find an answer here.