Kia Sorento: Transfer Fluid Replacement - Transfer Assembly - 4 Wheel Drive (4WD) System - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service ManualKia Sorento: Transfer Fluid Replacement

Second Generation XM (2011-2022) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2022 Service Manual / 4 Wheel Drive (4WD) System / Transfer Assembly / Transfer Fluid Replacement

Normal Use
Severe Use
No service required
120,000 km
(80,000 miles)

Severe driving conditions
Driving in dusty, rough roads
Drivng in mountains areas
Driving for patrol car, taxi, commercial car or vehicle towing
Driving over 170Km/h
* Transfer oil should be replaced if the transfer assembly is fall into the water.
Remove the under cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")
Drain the transfer oil after loosening the drain plug (A).

Install the drain plug with new gasket.

Tightening torque :
58.9 ~ 78.5 N.m (6.0 ~ 8.0 kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 57.9 lb-ft)

Remove the oil filler plug (A).
[Gasoline 2.4]

[Gasoline 3.3]

Add new oil through the filler plug hole.

Standard oil :
Hypoid gear oil, MS 517-I5 GT
(SAE 75W/90, API GL-5, SHELL SPIRAX X or equivalent)
Oil capacity :
Gasoline 2.4: About 0.6 L (0.16, 0.63 U.S.qt, 0.53 Imp.qt.)
Gasoline 3.3: About 0.68 L(0.18, 0.72 U.S.qt, 0.60 lmp,qt)

Filled up to lower filler plug thread level.

Install the oil filler plug with new gasket.

Tightening torque :
39.2 ~ 58.8 N.m (4.0 ~ 6.0 kgf.m, 28.9 ~ 43.4 lb-ft)

Install the under cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")
Transfer Fluid Inspection
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