Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Automatic Transaxle Cooling System - Automatic Transaxle System (SBC)Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Automatic Transaxle Cooling System

Description and operation

Description
Engine coolant is used for circulating heat in order to heat and cool the transaxle oil.
Prevents over heating of the transaxle oil while the vehicle is moving.
Coolant Flow

Oil Cooler. Repair procedures

Repair procedures
  
ATF cooler is a unit with the radiator, so refer to radiator removal/installation procedures in the engine section.

ATF Warmer. Description and operation

Description
The ATF warmer is mounted on the valve body cover to reduce oil viscosity friction by increasing oil temperature under cold condition, which in turn improves fuel efficiency. It is serial mounted on the entry of the Electronic Throttle Controller (ETC), as shown in the diagram, and minimizes the effects of cabin heating system.
Engine coolant is used for circulating heat in order to heat and cool the transaxle oil.
Rapidly elevates the transaxle oil temperature during the initial cold start of the engine.
Prevents over heating of the transaxle oil while the vehicle is moving.
Transaxle oil warm-up and cooling can be done with a single system.
The water coolant and oil are separate in order to exchange heat.

ATF Warmer. Repair procedures

Removal
  
Be careful not to damage the parts located under the vehicle (floor under cover, fuel filter, fuel tank and canister) when raising the vehicle using the lift.
(Refer to General Information - "Lift and Support Points")
1.
Remove the air cleaner assembly.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air Cleaner")
2.
Remove the engine room under cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")
3.
Loosen the drain plug (A) and then drain the coolant.

4.
Separate the clamp and then removing the ATF cooler hose (A).

5.
Loosen the ATF wamer upper mounting bolts (A).

6.
Separate the clamp and then removing the coolant hose (A).

7.
Loosen the ATF wamer lower mounting bolts and then removing the ATF warmer (A).

Installation
  
Carefully install the clamp not to damage the hose.
Align marking of pipe, marking of hose, and matching color each other.
1.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
2.
Check the ATF level after refilling the automatic transaxle with fluid.
(Refer to Automatic Transaxle System - "Automatic Transaxle Fluid")
  
1)
After ATF level check or exchange, be sure to remove residual ATF on transaxle case.
(Be especially sure to remove residual ATF between automatic transaxle case and valve body cover)
2)
After installing the valve body cover, make sure to check the oil leakage at the connection area with the engine ON.
3.
Refil the coolant.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Coolant")
Hydraulic System
Description and operation Description • The hydraulic system consists of a valve body, an oil filter and an oil pump. • The oil pump is powered by the engine. ATF passes through the oil filter and ...

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