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  1. Parking brake not grabbing as hard as it should after caliper install.

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hello all. I just swapped both the rear calipers on my soul (2014, base, manual, 1.6), had a sticky piston on one side, and a slowly failing one on the other as well. I re-tensioned up the e brake cable (using this as a guide), and it does grab the rotor a bit, but not enough to hold my car in...
  2. Help brake lights

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2013 soul and the brake lights do not illuminate when pedal is pushed. Changed light bulbs and light switch under pedal and still no brake lights. All light illuminate when car is on just no brake lights when pedal is pushed?...HELP PLEASE!!
  3. Chirp and hum from wheels - 2011 Kia Soul+

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    118k on the clock. I am getting an intermittent chirping from the passenger side wheel and a droning hum from the drivers side wheel. Both sound like they're in the front, but I'm not 100% sure. It only occurs intermittently on the highway after driving for a while (45+ min), and will come and...
  4. Brakes and Alignment

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hi, Really could use everyones feedback..Had my car in for a 30,000 maintenance yesterday at the dealer...Service department says my front brakes were at a 3 and I needed an alignment..Really? Does this sound possible? What was your mileage when you had to replace your brakes? TIA:o
  5. My 2017 front brakes feel "grabby"

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    It's felt this way since we bought the car a year ago. Almost as if the balance/adjustment between the front and rear brakes is off. Does any one else feel their front brakes grab too much in normal stopping? I'm sure Kia would not have released the car for sale if the brake balance was off but...
  6. Brake Issues

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Anyone have to replace front brakes within 6000 miles? I brought a 2016 Kia Soul + with 3000 Miles. I noticed grinding last week,. The vehicle has 9122 Miles now. Took it back to the dealership (had major problems with the purchase) I was told the two front pads were needing replacement. LF=1...
  7. 2012 Soul: Normal to feel brakes engage when not pressing the pedal, or acceleration?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Imagine you are coasting to a stop sign or intersection, not pressing the gas/brake pedal, but you feel the brakes engage to slow the vehicle down. Is this a feature? I tried explaining it to one of my friends who also owns same model/year Soul and he didn't know what I was talking about...
  8. 2013 Front Brakes Grinding Sound Just Before Stopping

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have about 33K miles on my Soul+. I now hear a grinding sound as the car slows just before stopping. For example, in normal driving, going from say 35 MPH to a stop at a comfortable normal pace, at about 5 MPG until the stop, I hear a grinding sound from both front wheels. When I use a...
  9. Lets talk about brakes

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I love my little lunch box, but the brakes are pretty crappy. I can live with the lack of fast engine, and a so-so 28 mpg, but those brakes are getting some attention!!! They really do suck! :chuncky: Thought my digging around and knowing that my motorcycles all get EBC. Having ridden bikes...
  10. New brakes !!!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hello i need to change my brakes on my soul 2010 4u. The guy who wants to change them says he'll probably use ceramic brakes superieure quality. Are ceramic brakes good and reliable cause i have't heard anything on them and everybody has their opinion. Thanks
  11. Brake Pads and Rotors

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Any Kia Soul Pros around who can answer some fit questions for me?? I need to replace all my brake pads and rotors on my 2011 Kia Soul+ 2.0 I'm considering the R1 Concepts CEOE 10751 Eline Series Kit(Pads+Rotors-Rear&Front) mainly because i hope they all fit perfect - but there are no reviews...
  12. 2013 soul right rear tire locks

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2013 Kia Soul base model. Today when I tried to back out of my garage I notice the right rear tire was locked and it won't spin until you give it gas and you hear a loud pop noise coming from the right rear. It doesn't do it when I'm driving it only happens after I put the car in park...
  13. Brakes Question...

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi all, I am doing brakes on my wife's 2012 Soul and noticed RockAuto has just one part number for a combo kit of rotors and brake pads. More Information for POWER STOP KOE165 My question: Does that mean the front and back rotors/brake pads are exactly the same? Thanks all!
  14. Sqealing brakes on new 2015 Soul, should I be worried...

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I've only had it a couple weeks or so... 750 miles. Today while waiting at a (very long) drive through the brakes emitted a high pitched squealing each time I lightly depressed them, all the way through the drive through... At low speeds and a very light touch only. But by the time I got home...
  15. Brakes Pulsating, steering wheel vibrates

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Bought the car yesterday and since the wife drove the car for much of the day, she couldn't tell that the brake pedal and the steering wheel vibrate. I could tell right away once I got behind the wheel, no new cars I had ever did that, so I doubt it's part of the break-in process. Will try to...
  16. 2013 Kia Soul Base - First Upgrade - EBC Brakes "Yellow Stuff"

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    Just completed my first upgrade on my 2013 Kia Soul Base (6spd manual). Never liked the stock brakes - mushy feel and poor stopping power. When it was time for replacement I went with the old Rally Classic approach - cheap rotors (heavy braking on cheap rotors = clean rotors) and a pair of...
  17. Kia Soul 2010 Plus brakes question

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Are the front and rear brakes the same on this model? I haven't been able to find information anywhere and I would like to have the parts waiting for me when I get back to my car at home.
  18. Stop me if you can ...

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi everyone. I signed up on the forum to seek out some wise advice. Who better to ask that a bunch of Soul owners. My 2011 Soul Exclaim has been perfect. Just turned 60 K and did a timing belt and 60 K service. Even though I am my own mechanic, I have let the dealership handle the work so far to...
  19. Brake Question

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I went to my local Kia Dealer Service Center (Santa Ana, CA) and they said I had 50% brake life in the front and 60% brake life in the rear. My car has 18,000 miles on it. I do get a squeal when I brake about 60% of the time I'm braking. Now, I don't know much about replacing brakes and all that...
  20. Do the brakes make a noise when nearly worn out?

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    When I was at my dealer last summer he said the brakes were nearly worn out and needed replacing. I didn't believe him and decided to keep driving, thinking that I'd replace them when I notice a squeal/noise coming from them (don't know where I got this idea from but it seemed reasonable at the...