2013! 2.0 rough engine idle???
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    2013! 2.0 rough engine idle???

    I have had my soul for 3 weeks. Bought it brand new. When you are stopped at a red light or stop sign you can feel a really bad flutter. Put it in park gets a little better but does not go away is that normal for these cars. I took it to Kia they said it was normal. Was just wondering cause I thought a new car would not have the shakes!!

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    what's your idle speed?

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    Youre not suposed to hear or feel your engine on park.
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    I get that every once and a while. Don't know if its supposed to happen though

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    Are you running A/C at full? Are you pressing the brake down all the way?

    If it's vibration you're getting, have the dealership or another mechanic check out the engine mounts. The engine mounts on my mom's 09 Camry broke and the car shakes very noticeably at idle

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    Try cleaning the throttle body with throttle body cleaner. Do not attempt to open the throttle manually (it will damage the unit). Have someone in the car rev up(gently) the car while you spray it sparingly(so that the car doesn't stall) in the throttle body. The duct leading to the throttle body would have to be removed by the way.
    Worked great in my 2012 2.0. I repeat the procedure about once a year and the surging idle never comes back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kgray318 View Post
    I have had my soul for 3 weeks. Bought it brand new. When you are stopped at a red light or stop sign you can feel a really bad flutter. Put it in park gets a little better but does not go away is that normal for these cars. I took it to Kia they said it was normal. Was just wondering cause I thought a new car would not have the shakes!!
    Kgray - This is a common (but intermittent) problem with the NU 2.0 MPI Engine. This issue also shows up on all of the Hyundai forums because this engine is a Hyundai design/build. My 2.0 will exhibit rough idling about 7 - 10 times a month. Mine has been doing this since I drove it off the lot. This is not a dirt or octane/gas problem - it is a design flaw in the engine control system that Kia has yet to resolve. As previous posts have stated my dealer just says it is "normal" for this engine. I don't buy it, but right now there is no fix - and on my car it is not a continuous problem. This problem has most likely been resolved on the 2014 NU 2.0 GDI Engines. But that doesn't exactly help us does it?

    Periodic Rough Idle
    Last edited by BORN2DV8; 10-04-2013 at 06:33 PM.

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