2002 Kia Sportage Fluid Specifications

by Arin Bodden

The 2002 Kia Sportage is a small SUV that is simple to maintain. Each reservoir and part involved in routine servicing is clearly marked with bright colors and the name of the part. Checking your fluid levels is a quick way to ensure the optimum performance of your Kia Sportage, and with regular maintenance, your car will run smoothly and perform longer.

Engine Oil

The 2002 Kia Sportage owner's manual suggests using an SAE 5W-30 energy-conserving oil. Your engine's oil capacity is 4.4 quarts, and the oil should be changed every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Transmission Oil

For a manual transmission, an SAE 75W-30 transmission oil is recommended. For an automatic transmission, Dextron II E or M-III is recommended. The 2002 Kia Sportage hold 2 quarts of transmission fluid. It is recommended that these fluid levels be checked every six months and changed or refilled as needed.

Power Steering Fluid

The 2002 Kia Sportage owner's manual recommends a PSF-III power steering fluid. The fluid level should always be between the High and Low indicators on the power steering reservoir. If it is low, add fluid up to the High indicator. It is recommended that these fluid levels be checked every six months and changed or refilled as needed.

Brake and Clutch Fluid

The owner's manual recommends an SAE J1703 or FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4 brake fluid. The fluid level should always be between the MAX and MIN indicators on the fluid reservoir. It is recommended that these fluid levels be checked at every refueling and changed or refilled as needed.

About the Author

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Arin Bodden started writing professionally in 2003. Her writing has been featured in "Northwest Boulevard" and "Mermaids." She received the Huston Medal in English in 2005. Bodden has a Master of Arts in English from Eastern Washington University. She currently teaches English composition and technical writing at the university level.

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