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IggyNorant

IggyNorant

I recently took my 2006 Kia Spectra with less than 41,000 miles on it to a dealership about half an hour away for a full-flush AT fluid exchange. Bottom line, they overfilled it despite my telling the jobber that I had to make a 300 mile drive the next day. After getting back from the drive, I checked the level IAW the Owner's Manual directions to check the fluid level when hot. It read about 7/8" over the top "hot full" mark. After checking it again, I called a local repair shop to see if they could remove the excess. They had me drive over, where a certified mechanic confirmed my reading and told me the AT was about a quart too full. However, he told me to have the dealership fix the problem. The dealership reduced the level to just under the lower "hot full" marker, but the car is shifting noticeably rougher than before and I'm hearing a low, zipping noise when shifting from N to D [the tranny never did either of these things before]. The dealership didn't charge for the ad