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I am the proud owner of a brand new, used 2002 optima. The shift quality is rather poor, as it tends to hunt when shifting, and I know there is a TSB that describes what I'm experiencing pretty closely. I called a KIA dealer and they wanted $115 to perform the TSB, which is far more than I want to spend for them to plug something into the car and push a few buttons.

Is that a typical price? Could the TCM be reprogrammed by most other mechanics? I'm not sure if they would have the proper computer equipment. And is there a way to perform this yourself with a scan tool?
 

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The TSB I believe you're talking about is for a 2~3 shift flare. The cost is probably typical for an hour of the techs time. The TCM reprogram can only be done by the Kia GDS computer, unless you know someone in your area who has Kia Hi-scan tool with the appropriate software.
 
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