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2012 Elantra ATF filter

Hello all, first time here. I have a 2012 Elantra Limited US Alabama made. I have recently drained and refilled the Automatic Transmission Fluid 3 times via the drain plug to get as much old fluid changed as I could. I wanted to change the ATF filter but couldn't find any diagrams showing where it exactly was. I checked the diagrams provided on hyundaipartsdeal and hyundaioemparts which only listed the filter but no location. I removed the valve color (and replaced the gasket to be safe) figuring it would be behind it, as I have seen other models are, but once removed no filter was visible. I am in possession of a brand new ATF filter that I have confirmed is correct for my vehicle but don't know where it goes. I have read in other threads that changing the filter requires "removing and disassembling the entire transmission", however I have not seen any diagrams showing where the filter is even located. Would anyone by chance have a diagram showing the location? I have looked everywhere with no luck. I should mention my elantra has over 93,000 miles on it. Changing the transmission fluid has helped to smooth out the shifting and even increased my mpg. I don't want to bother with going to the dealer as they have never been any help to me and don't seem to know about the car as much as I can easily find online. Thank you for any help.
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Drain and fill with fresh ATF is good maintenance. Clean off the magnetic tip of the drain plug to remove the fine metallic particles that it has attracted. That is good enough, I think you are just asking for trouble in trying to replace the internal filter, I have never seen any posts from DIY at home procedure on doing this to the Elantra tranny.


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I am in possession of a brand new ATF filter that I have confirmed is correct for my vehicle but don't know where it goes. I have read in other threads that changing the filter requires "removing and disassembling the entire transmission", however I have not seen any diagrams showing where the filter is even located. Would anyone by chance have a diagram showing the location?


Filter is inside the actual transmission case.

Would require removal of trans to bench top, and split the case sections..

We are not allowed to split case at dealer level,, that done at Translead when core returned as part of Re-Man trans replacement
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Thanks srb711, good to know information for us DIY's.
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Filter is inside the actual transmission case.

Would require removal of trans to bench top, and split the case sections..

We are not allowed to split case at dealer level,, that done at Translead when core returned as part of Re-Man trans replacement
I figured it would be deep in the case. Out of pure curiosity at least, do you have access to any diagram showing where the filter is? I have accepted it is probably too difficult to do myself, but I at least would like to know where it even is. To me it looks like a design made more for making money instead of a long lasting transmission, but what else can you expect from a large for profit business, I don't blame them.
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The filter is designed to last the life of the transmission. There is no need to replace it unless your rebuilding the whole transmission. Just return the part, and don't worry about it.
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I figured it would be deep in the case. Out of pure curiosity at least, do you have access to any diagram showing where the filter is? I have accepted it is probably too difficult to do myself, but I at least would like to know where it even is. To me it looks like a design made more for making money instead of a long lasting transmission, but what else can you expect from a large for profit business, I don't blame them.
This is a long lasting transmission. I've rarely seen anyone mention having any issues with this 6 speed. It's a nice smooth shifting unit, that is used in several models. I traded my 2011 in with over 130,000 miles and only changed the fluid, once. My 2013 has almost 80,000 Miles and 0 issues, with that one.
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Hi all, sorry to hijack, but basically same question but for a 2015 Elantra. Before I send the car in for a transmission flush I wanted to check and see if there is a trans filter accessible for a backyard grease monkey for this? The filter is available BUT is it accessible?
Also question #2, local shop here can do a flush BUT the dealer can only do a drop and fill. 250,000 kms and it's the 1st one(I know I know).
A flush would be better correct?
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Hi all, sorry to hijack, but basically same question but for a 2015 Elantra. Before I send the car in for a transmission flush I wanted to check and see if there is a trans filter accessible for a backyard grease monkey for this? The filter is available BUT is it accessible?
Also question #2, local shop here can do a flush BUT the dealer can only do a drop and fill. 250,000 kms and it's the 1st one(I know I know).
A flush would be better correct?
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Drain & fill... flush waste a lot of new oil mixing with old.. cost less to..

Filter,, same as all of product line for at least last 17 yr,, remove transmission to bench top,, split cases and replace filter if you desire... we not allowed to do that at dealer level,, that for Translead to do at Re-Man time

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last time I went for a routine Trasmission fluid change, my auto transmission broke several months later (never had issue prior). Since then, I never change out trans fluid and since then I never had any trans issues on any of my cars since.

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