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  1. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hey all my wife has a 2011 Kia Soul+ with the four speed auto, does anyone if it’s possible to swap a transmission from one of the newer gen models with the six speed auto to the 1st gen. After looking at both transmissions they look identical but I figured I’d ask before trying. Thanks
  2. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I just bought a 2010 low mileage KIA Soul. It drove find until I got out on the highway. At that point I noticed the automatic transmission was not shifting into OD. My mechanic felt it was the transmission and he replaced it. At that point we ran into a problem. In order to reset the...
  3. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Does anyone know what the automatic transmission oil pan bolt(not the drain bolt) torque specs are?
  4. Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    My wife and I are thinking of trading in our trusty '13 Soul (Base, Automatic) that has 93K miles on it. Except for some small rock chips up front and small bump from a hit&run moron in the grocery store parking lot, it still runs and looks like new. That is why we are hesitant to trade...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Love this community and will post any problems and fixes to my Kia soul
  6. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Don't have a shop or service manual. I searched everywhere, and could not find a How to, or diagram of where the starter was located to begin with, along with anything regarding the removal or installation. I've done it too many times on cars going back to the 80s. Easy, 2 screws, I believe...
  7. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    I am looking to change my auto shifter to a manual style ****er but can not find an adapter. Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or links. Thanks! :watermelon:
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Have done some searching about DIY fluid changes on the 2.0L transmission and from what I see it requires more energy than I have, being in the senior cit zone. Coming up on 30K and being the recent second owner, I'd feel better going forward with clean fluid. Stopped at Kia Svc Dept today...
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have 2012 Kia Soul with automatic transmission that has 114k on it. When I start moving from full stop, I'm hearing a little click sound from somewhere. I have noticed this more often when I release the accelerator than when I press it. Once it reaches 40 mph, no more click sound. Has anyone...
  10. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I just got my 19 + and normally run the lights in the auto mode. but today I found what what be a problem and wanted to ask. When you leave them in auto mode and turn on the windshield wipers, do your lights come on? In NY where I am, it's law that the lights must be on when running the wipers...
  11. 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...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2012 Kia Soul +. At about 90K miles the transaxle started showing a slight clicking noise. My son took it to the dealer and was told they thought it was normal, he lived with the problem for awhile then I got the car back and replaced the driver side cv shaft purchased through a local...
  13. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I've been driving my wife's 2013 Soul Base 1.6 Automatic more since we both retired and downsized to just 1 car. The past several months, I've noticed a "whine" that sounds like my motorcycles with straight-cut gears did. (Think Kawasaki KZ-750, Yamaha Seca 750, Suzuki V-Strom 1000) It's not...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello, purchased today a 2019 Kia Soul Base Automatic for my wife. She use to drive a 1997 Saturn SL2. But as she got older and with back problems it's tough for her to get in and out of the Saturn and to drive it. That goes for me too. The Soul is much more accommodating and even made the...
  15. New Member Introductions
    My key fob stopped locking and unlocking doors on my 2013 Soul. When I popped in a new fuse in the appropriate place, it blew, and I was told I had a short. Anyone else ran into something like this? I'm told the repair may take two hours or eight, depending on how quickly they find the short...
  16. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Eco or Normal mode, I still get 28-29 MPG combined. I had two yaris's before and I'm not heavy on the throttle. I drive 55-60 MPH on Freeways. I also have a racing tire guage and my tire psi is at 36 all around with K&N filter. I would like to get 30 MPG easily. Like without trying. My 28-29 is...
  17. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    So today when I left for work I noticed pushing the button to release the auto shifter made a clicking noise (very noticeable) but I never noticed this on my 2014 or before today. Is this something normal or should I take it in to be checked at the dealership? Forgot to mention. 2017 +
  18. New Member Introductions
    2.0 automatic over 200K, love this car, but now my obsessive off button is stuck on, which means my car will not shift into 4th gear...
  19. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I am shopping for a new 2017 base model. Wondering what the drive experience is like between the two? MPGs matter and Reliability above all else. But is the manual peppier and does it get better or less MPG? Active Eco Help? I tend to like a manual, but the addition of keyless entry is...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Greetings to all, been enjoying reading the forums here and decided to join. I've had my 2016 base automatic 1.6 L, for a year-and-a-half now. Really enjoy it, I have some questions on my OEM bug deflector.
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