Kia Forte: Manual Transaxle System

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Service Manual / Manual Transaxle System

Service data
Service Data

Transaxle model
M6CF3-1
Engine type
Gamma 1.6 T-GDI
Gear ratio
1st
3.308
2nd
1.962
3rd
1.323
4th
1.024
5th
0.825
6th
0.702
Reverse
3.583
Final gear ratio
4.467

Tightening torque
Tightening Torques

Items
N·m
kgf·m
lb·ft
Oil drain plug 
58.9 - 78.5
6.0 - 8.0
43.4 - 57.8
Oil filler plug 
58.9 - 78.5
6.0 - 8.0
43.4 - 57.8
Shift lever assembly mounting bolt
8.8 - 13.7
0.9 - 1.4
6.5 - 10.1
Control shaft complete mounting bolt
19.6 - 26.5
2.0 - 2.7
14.5 - 19.5
Control cable bracket mounting bolt
14.7 - 21.6
1.5 - 2.2
10.8 - 15.9
Control cable retainer mounting nut
11.8 - 14.7
1.2 - 1.5
8.7 - 10.8
Neutral switch
39.2 - 58.8
4.0 - 6.0
28.9 - 43.4
Back up lamp switch
39.2 - 58.8
4.0 - 6.0
28.9 - 43.4
Transaxle support bracket mounting bolt
58.9 - 78.5
6.0 - 8.0
43.4 - 57.8
Transaxle mounting bracket bolt
98.1 - 117.7
10.0 - 12.0
72.3 - 86.8
Roll rod bracket mounting bolt
  49.0 - 63.7
5.0 - 6.5
36.2 - 47.0
107.9 - 127.5
11.0 - 13.0
79.6 - 94.1
Starter mounting bolt 
49.0 - 63.7
5.0 - 6.5
36.2 - 47.0
Transaxle upper mounting bolt (TM=>ENG)
42.2 - 53.9
4.3 - 5.5
31.1 - 39.8
Transaxle lower mounting bolt (ENG=>TM)
42.2 - 48.1
4.3 - 4.9
31.1 - 35.4
42.2 - 53.9
4.3 - 5.5
31.1 - 39.8

Lubricant
Lubricant

Item
Recommended
Capacity
Manual transalxe oil

SAE 70W, API GL-4

The list of transaxle oil approved by KIA: SK HK MTF 70W, SHELL SPIRAX S6 GHME 70W, GS CALTEX GS MTF HD 70W

1.7 - 1.8 ℓ
(0.45 - 0.48 U.S.gal., 1.80 - 1.90 U.S.qt., 1.50 - 1.58 lmp qt.)

Special service tools
Special Service Tools

Tool Name / Number
Illustration
Description
Engine support fixture (bar)
09200-3N000
 

Used for holding engine assembly when removing / installing transaxle
Used with the supporter (09200-2S000) and adapter (09200-4X000)
※Refer to the engine support fixture assembly drawing below.
Engine support fixture (supporter)
A : 09200-2S000
B : 09200-2S100
C : 09200-2S200

Used for holding engine assembly when removing / installing transaxle
Used with the bar (09200-3N000) and adapter (09200-4X000)
※Refer to the engine support fixture assembly drawing below.
Engine support fixture (adapter)
09200-4X000

Used for holding engine assembly when removing / installing transaxle
Used with the bar (09200-3N000) and supporter (09200-2S000)
※Refer to the engine support fixture assembly drawing below.
Oil seal installer
09453-2F300

Used for installing differential oil seal

Engine support fixture assembly drawing

Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting

Trouble symptom
Suspected area
Remedy 
Abnormal noise
Oil level (Low)
Add oil after inspecting the parts (oil seal, drain plug, filler plug).
Oil (Wrong or contaminated)
Replace the oil.
Transaxle and engine mounting state (Wrong)
Tighten the mounting bolt to specified torque.
Shaft end play (Wrong)
Adjust the end play.
Synchronizer ring (Worn or damaged)
Replace the synchronizer ring.
Gear (Worn or damaged)
Replace the gear.
Bearing (Worn or damaged)
Replace the bearing.
Oil leak
Oil level (High)
Inspect the oil level.
Gasket (Damaged)
Replace the gasket. (drain plug, filler plug)
Oil seal (Worn or damaged)
Replace the oil seal.
Hard shifting or impossible to shift
Oil (Wrong)
Replace the oil.
Shift fork (Worn)
Replace the shift fork.
Synchronizer ring (Worn or damaged)
Replace the synchronizer ring.
Gear (Worn or damaged)
Replace the gear.
Hub sleeve (Worn or damaged)
Replace the hub sleeve.
Jumps out of gear
Shift fork (Worn)
Replace the shift fork.
Hub sleeve (Worn or damaged)
Replace the hub sleeve.
Gear (Worn or damaged)
Replace the gear.
Bearing (Worn or damaged)
Replace the bearing.

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