Kia Sportage: Automatic Transaxle Control System / Torque Converter Control Solenoid Valve (T/CON_VFS) Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Automatic Transaxle System / Automatic Transaxle Control System / Torque Converter Control Solenoid Valve (T/CON_VFS) Repair procedures

Inspection
1.
Switch "OFF" ignition.
2.
Remove the battery and battery tray.
(Refer to Engine Electrical System - "Battery")
3.
Disconnect the solenoid valve connector (A).

4.
Measure the resistance between power terminal (10) and signal terminal (2).
Specification : 5.1 ± 0.3 Ω

Removal
  
Maintain clean condition so that foreign substance does not get into the automatic transaxle.
Use a coated apron, latex gloves, and stainless tray to prevent foreign substance from getting into the transaxle.
1.
Remove the under cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover").
2.
Remove the ATF drain plug (A), allow the fluid to drain out and then reinstall the drain plug.
Tightening torque:
33.3 - 43.1 N·m (3.4 - 4.4 kgf·m, 24.6 - 31.8 lb·ft)

  
The existing ATF drain plug gasket must be replaced with a new one. (Do not reuse it.)
ATF can be reused. Collect it in a clean beaker.
3.
Remove the battery and battery tray.
(Refer to Engine Electrical System - "Battery")
4.
Remove the wiring bracket (A) and the air breather hose (B).
Tightening torque:
9.8 - 11.8 N·m (1.0 - 1.2 kgf·m, 7.2 - 8.7 lb·ft)

5.
Lift the vehicle after loosening valve body cover upper bolts.
6.
Remove the valve body cover (A) by loosening bolts.
Tightening torque:
11.8 - 13.7 N·m (1.2 - 1.4 kgf·m, 8.7 - 10.1 lb·ft)

7.
Remove the main harness module (A) after removing the bolts.
Tightening torque:
9.8 - 11.8 N·m (1.0 - 1.2 kgf·m, 7.2 - 8.7 lb·ft)

8.
Remove solenoid valve support bracket (A) and then loosen the valve body mounting bolt (B).
Tightening torque:
9.8 - 11.8 N·m (1.0 - 1.2 kgf·m, 7.2 - 8.7 lb·ft)

9.
Remove the torque converter control solenoid valve (A).

Installation
1.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
The existing valve body cover gasket (A) must be replaced with a new one. (Do not reuse it.)

2.
Perform the procedures below after installing.
(1)
Refill the automatic transaxle with fluid.
(Refer to Hydraulic System - "Fluid")
(2)
Clear the diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) using the KDS/GDS. Disconnecting the battery negative terminal will not clear the DTCs. Clear DTCs using the KDS/GDS at all times.
(3)
Reset the automatic transaxle adaptive values using the KDS/GDS.

(4)
Perform the TCM adaptive values learning procedure.
(Refer to Automatic Transaxle Control System - "Adjustment")
(5)
After installing, check for leakage of coolant or fluid from hose connection during engine start.
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