1995 - 2005 Kia Torque Converter (F4AEL Transmission)

Top View of: Kia F4AEL Torque Converter (1995 - 2005).
Top View of: Kia F4AEL Torque Converter (1995 - 2005). Bottom View of: Kia F4AEL Torque Converter (1995 - 2005).
PNH Number: 8148, Years: 1995 - 2005
Make / Model: Kia - 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L Rio, Rio Cinco, Sephia, Spectra
Transmission: F4AEL

The PNH Difference: High Quality & Dependability

We are true torque converter professionals. We do not just cut open used converters and weld them back together and call it good enough. If you want hasty, cheap, low quality converters—then PNH is NOT for you. Show More

How PNH Brings Relentless Quality to your Torque Converter:

  • Every single torque converter processed in our facility goes through an exhaustive checkpoint protocol to find EXACTLY why it failed.
  • Next, we implement numerous corrective actions to fix common failure points for each specific model. We see more torque converters in a single day than most competitors see in a year; which gives us a tremendous amount of insight and statistics to fully understand OEM design flaws. In addition to failure point corrections, we get to the root cause of the problems and implement changes so your torque converter lasts.
  • Converters are then thoroughly rebuilt with all the new and necessary corrective actions in place; ensuring future breakdowns don’t occur!
  • Precision is not just our name, it is what we do. The tolerances that we maintain during the rebuild process ensure you are getting the best of the best.
  • Our facility sets the bar on technology and process flow. Every single converter is built to exceed your expectations. Brand new components, high production efficiencies, so you get more for less.

When you get a torque converter from Precision of New Hampton, you are not getting "just" a torque converter! You are getting the BEST of the BEST!

Find out why we are the largest torque converter manufacturer in the USA.

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We are more than just OEM reman, we have a dedicated High Performance team that knows how to build converters that can handle as much horsepower as you can throw at it. If you want to finish first, let PNH’s Performance Division build you a state of the art torque converter. Show More

It is no coincidence why most first place race champions use PNH. Even though we build more billeted converters than anyone in the world, each converter is built to your exact specifications. If you know exactly what you want, we can do it. If you are not sure what you want, we can help make decisions for you to ensure your torque converter is going to hold up to your application.

Making performance converters takes both science and art. We have honed our craft; converters made in the High Performance Division of PNH are technological masterpieces. We understand the smallest nuances of your converter are relevant to your transmission build. And, we craft each performance converter to seamlessly transfer all the raw power of your engine. The result, like most racing professionals will tell you, is world-class speed and performance.

We know what it takes to get it right. Find out why Precision of New Hampton is the longest standing converter manufacturer in the industry. Get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you!

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We can accommodate large orders that you may have. With over 1 million torque converters in our stock, we are sure to have what you need, when you need it. We want to show you why we are the world’s largest torque converter manufacturer.

Large orders may also qualify for a discount.

Our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff is here to work with you to handle your order. For bulk orders, please contact us.

Standard Features & Upgrades

Available Features & Upgrades

  • High Performance Friction Material
  • Furnace Brazed Impeller
  • Furnace Brazed Turbine
  • Heat Treated Sprags
  • Hardened Steel Hub
  • Turbine-Spline Reinforcement
  • Machined Forged Apply Piston
  • Furnace Brazed
  • Professional Computer Balancing
  • Extreme Clutch Upgrade
  • Flanged Impeller Hub
  • Anti-Ballon Plate
  • Multiple Clutch Options
  • Billeted Steel Cover
  • Billeted Turbine Hub
  • Extremely Tight Tolerances
Converter Stats & Specs

Torque Converter Specifications (Part #: 8148)

Model / Engine
1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L Rio, Rio Cinco, Sephia, Spectra 
Input Splines:
Ring Gear Teeth:
Lock Up:
Hub Type:
no drive 
Bolt Circle:
Mounting Type:
4 studs 
10mm x 1.00
blue dot front & rear cover, yellow or white dot by each stud 
0.180 thick pad, 29 dimples 
Applicable Vehicles
  • 1995 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1995 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1995 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1995 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1995 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1995 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1995 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1996 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1996 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1996 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1996 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1996 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1996 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1996 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1997 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1997 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1997 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1997 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1997 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1997 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1997 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1998 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1998 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1998 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1998 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1998 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1998 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1998 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1999 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1999 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1999 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1999 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1999 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1999 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 1999 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2000 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2000 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2000 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2000 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2000 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2000 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2000 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2001 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2001 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2001 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2001 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2001 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2001 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2001 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2002 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2002 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2002 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2002 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2002 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2002 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2002 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2003 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2003 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2003 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2003 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2003 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2003 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2003 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2004 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2004 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2004 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2004 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2004 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2004 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2004 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2005 Kia 1.5L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2005 Kia 1.6L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2005 Kia 1.8L (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2005 Kia 2.0L Rio (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2005 Kia Rio Cinco (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2005 Kia Sephia (Transmission: F4AEL)
  • 2005 Kia Spectra (Transmission: F4AEL)
Shipping Information
  • Length: 13 inches
  • Width: 13 inches
  • Height: 8.5 inches
  • WEIGHT: 25 lbs
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Customer Testimonies

(Missoula, MT)

"A quality-built transmission performs only as exceptionally as the torque converter. No matter how superior the workmanship a technician builds into a custom-built transmission, a poor quality torque converter can spoil the works. That is why we at Transolution started using Precision of New Hampton Converter products. We discovered the quality of Precision Converter products back in 2002 after having some costly and embarrassing comebacks due to faulty torque converters manufactured by another company.

What a relief it has been not to experience the hassles of converter failures and comebacks. Precision of New Hampton Converters not only complements the high quality workmanship of our custom-built transmission, but the price is right too, a savings we are please to pass on to our customers."

-Chris Gerber


JR's Quality Transmissions
(Carencro, LA)

"Since switching to Precision fo New Hampton torque converters over 10 years ago we have been 100% satisfied not only with the products but with the customer service as well. Now our combacks are virtually non existant and a large part of that eason is Precision torque converters."