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  1. Erratic Idle (2011 1.6l 5spd)

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi all, I have searched this forum for answers but I found nothing that could describe the issue I have. So my car is manual with 145k on the clock. It did this over month ago but the problem went away. Over month ago: I would start the car in the morning or after noon it did the same. cold...
  2. Hyundai/KIA 1.6L Gamma Engine Review

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hyundai KIA 1.6L Engine (Gamma MPI/GDI/T-GDI) specs, problems, reliability, oil, Accent, Ceed, Rio website doesn't come across as authoritative, based on design and some suspect grammar and diction. the data sheet implies the engines are actually manufactured in China, although the cars are...
  3. High output alternator for 1.6l

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I was wondering if anyone knew of or has a high output alternator for the 1.6l Soul. I'm planning on installing a pretty big system and didn't want to have any drops in voltage. I've found one for the 2.0 at powerbastards.com. They look similar to the 1.6, but I didn't know if there were any...
  4. 1.6L engine vibration?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    My Soul has a pretty bad problem about the motor shaking violently at idle. You can look at it and see it moving at least 3 inches back and forth it honestly looks like it's about to fly apart. Anyone else have or have seen this before? Thanks for reading!
  5. 2013 1.6L auto creaking noise during slow turns

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey everyone, in the past couple months I've been hearing a creaking noise that only occurs when I make a low speed left turn. e.g. I'm approaching a U-turn in a left lane, I slow down to a stop, and begin turning the wheel counter clockwise. As I turn the wheel, I hear a creaking noise from...
  6. How to: Drain and Fill 2013 Soul 1.6L auto transmission (w/ pictures)

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Album: https://imgur.com/a/XI2gMOs You're welcome! Dealer wanted 200+ to do it, I did it myself over the course of an hour and a half for $50ish. Be sure to check out that drain bolt.. there's no way I'd let this car go on the same fluid for it's "lifetime", whatever "lifetime" means. Car had...
  7. Jalopnik: Hyundai, Kia announced recall

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    https://jalopnik.com/advocacy-group-calls-on-hyundai-kia-to-recall-3-millio-1829706723 "That makes nearly 2.9 million vehicles, and the release said between the center and the NHTSA, there have been more than 220 complaints of non-collision fires in these cars—almost one per day for the last...
  8. Replacing 1.6L Auto Trans Fluid (ATF SP-IV)

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Hey all, my 2013 1.6L 6 speed auto has 58k miles on it. Was going to perform an oil change and figured I should probably change the transmission fluid too (a mix of stop/go, and high revving leadfooting to get up to speed on a highway) The manual just asks for ATF SP-IV from a handful of South...
  9. Exhaust Mods for Soul! 1.6L Turbos???

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hi Folks, Proud owner of a new Soul! w/ the 1.6L turbo. Just bought a SXTH Element short ram air intake, and now want to start buying an exhaust mod. Ideally, I’d love to get a nice cat-back system, but I’m flexible. Price IS a concern bc I’ve got a couple of small children who definitely...
  10. Exhaust Mods for Soul! 1.6L Turbos???

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    Hi Folks, Proud owner of a new Soul! w/ the 1.6L turbo. Just bought a SXTH Element short ram air intake, and now want to start buying an exhaust mod. Ideally, I’d love to get a nice cat-back system, but I’m flexible. Price IS a concern bc I’ve got a couple of small children who definitely...
  11. 2014 1.6L Kia soul bad O2 sensor or catalytic converter?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi all, Was wondering could a bad o2 sensor or catalytic cause the car to stall when driving? Thats the codes that pop up when i take my car to autzone. Car idles and drives fine but randomly just stalls at a light or when going slow. Also where would the throttle body be located and the TPS...
  12. New member, with engine troubles 2.0L to a 1.6L?

    New Member Introductions
    So ive been getting my oil changes at Walmart (I know very very bad), but ive been getting them done there since I got the car and something happened with the oil where it seemed like I was burning a lot of oil or something I dont know. Anyways the engine died because it was driven with no oil...
  13. New Guy from HTX 2016 MT Soul 1.6L

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys, I have been using this forum for quite some time to answer questions and get ideas, and recently I decided to join! I am on my 2nd Soul; the 1st one was a 2015 (auto base+) that I lost in a flood, and the 2nd one is a 2016 MT 1.6L (base). My first impression of the MT Soul ... It is...
  14. Warning: Turbo 1.6L owners - be wary on oil changes

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    My 2018 Soul with 1.6L Turbo is about 6-1/2 weeks old, and today it gots its first oil change - and almost a disastrous one. I called my local shop that up to now I had trusted, and set up an appointment. The counter clerk and I specifically discussed that I have a 1.6 turbo, and NOT the...
  15. How do I know I have a 2.0L or a 1.6L?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have a 2013 Kia Soul, I think it was advertised at the dealership as and Exclaim with a 2.0L, but heck I don't remember and my sales documents is buried in my crap somewhere. I thought 2012 and newer came with 2.0L's with the automatic, and if it was a 1.6L it would only come with a manual...
  16. 2011 soul 1.6L MT faulty transmission?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2011 1.6L base model Soul that I really love. I hunted for almost half a year to find the manual model and finally lucked out late last year. It's been a pleasure to drive and I've gone from 77k to 103k miles in a year. I've kept up with maintenance and treated it with care...
  17. 2011 soul 1.6L MT driver

    New Member Introductions
    I've been pretty satisfied with my 2011 soul that i bought last year around this time. The problems have been few and far between and I love the features it has. I came across some major issues with the MT recently. If anyone could give me a hand I would greatly appreciate it. I drive my vehicle...
  18. Clutch not disengaging completely. 2011 1.6l base MT

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi all. So I've had this problem for some time now. About 10000 miles ago it got really bad that I would start to grind the gears just so slightly. So i found that the rod to clutch master cylinder was worn out cause some idiot thought that using plastic was a good idea where it will rub...
  19. 1.6l Base Cold Air Honolulu style

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Installed the Injen Cold Air this weekend and as Honolulu reported it mounted up perfectly. The resonator for the stock airbox is a little tricky to get out without removing the bumper but with the right approach it can definitely be done. I just removed the plastic rock shield from under the...
  20. Just bought a new '17 Soul Plus 2.0L AT & previous car was a '15 Base Soul 1.6L......

    New Member Introductions
    Just bought a new '17 Soul Plus 2.0L AT & previous car was a '15 Base Soul 1.6L...... Owned a 2015 KIA Soul Base with the 1.6L. Love the room of any Soul but while my base engine was OK back in flat Illinois, the 1.6L didn't perform all that well with the mountains here when we moved to...
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