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  1. is there a diy for the 2014 manual trans fluid change?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I can only find info for older models. And i also saw conflicting information about which mtf to put in because kia changed the recommended fluid? Can you change the fluid without lowering the car from jackstands? i only have those plastic ramps. Any information is appreciated.
  2. First Oil change (New Owner)

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Took my wife's 2016 in yesterday for an oil change (30k) We bought the car used with 26k on the odometer. The Dealer told me the front brake pads were already in failed status.. I said how is that even possible they said well someone did own it before you I said yeah they must have rode the...
  3. Spark plugs change

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Changing my spark plugs today. Dealer recommended changing them at 164k km's. I currently have 92k on the car but I wanted to change them due to old habits. I'm glad I did. I could have gone another 10k-20k on the originals, but meh, I was bored.
  4. Automatic Transmission Change 2.0L

    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...
  5. Can Someone Explain This To Me? Maintenance vs Oil Change

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I went to my local Kia dealership for my first oil change and I asked for a tire rotation. The guys says to me: "Ok, just so you know that will cost $99.95". I'm thinking to myself: Wow, that's the most expensive oil change and tire rotation I've ever heard of. I agree to the cost (because what...
  6. Can I change One Touch Turn Signal on 2019 Exclaim?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hi all, My wife just purchased a 2019 Exclaim with the Tech package. The One Touch Turn Signal now blinks 3 times. She wanted to change it to 5 or 7. Since I can change it on my 2017 Optima, I figured it would be no problem. Well, I couldn't find the menu for it in Settings. Is...
  7. Resonator delete and muffler change

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Removed the resonator and install this black powder coated TCSportline Burnout muffler. It has a deeper tone, not buzzy. Link to YouTube video for sound below.
  8. Reset Anything After Oil Change?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    :confused: New to the forum. Been searching for a while but now stumped and need confirmation. This is my first Kia so I'm learning as I go. 2018 Kia Soul Base. Approaching my first oil change. Could anyone confirm if anything (e.g. maintenance required light, oil change indicator, oil life...
  9. Spark Plug Change, slight misfire.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    My girlfriend says she gets a slight miss sometimes on her 2015 Soul Base. It has 62k miles on it and I keep it maintained. So far its just required front brake pads, just put 3rd set of tires on, and air filters. I googled and searched the forum, but I only got one thread that popped up...
  10. Full service tranny oil change 1.6 auto

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    DIY full service tranny oil change 1.6 auto As promised I was going to post how to do a DIY full tranny oil change the right way without using any kind of machine or paying ridiculous dealer prices. Sorry if the pictures come out sideways if someone can fix them I would appreciate it. Tools...
  11. 2017 Kia Soul Oil Change

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    It was time to change the oil on my wife's Soul. I created a video for my YouTube channel that demonstrates the steps to change the engine oil on a 2017 Kia Soul 2.0L engine. In the "Description" section of the YouTube video, I have a list of steps with clickable times that let you jump to...
  12. DIY - How to change steering coupler

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    My 2012 Kia Soul + 2.0 L needs new steering (MDPE) coupler. I have bought the coupler from dealer and tried to replace it myself. I have watched some videos of Sonata and Forte replacements.. but could not find any for Kia Soul. I have removed 2 nuts under the steering but could not drop the...
  13. I really LOVE my Soul, but... (my list of things I wish I could change)

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Some background - I recently purchased a '19 Base MT and drove away knowing I did not get a luxury car. So I am not complaining about what I got, but I am looking to see what can and can't be done and so forth. I am fairly handy, don't mind almost anything DIY and have a decent background in car...
  14. Had my first oil change at the dealer

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    We brought in our 2017 Base with 8,000 miles for its first service at the dealer in April. No charge for an oil change and inspection. I noticed they recommend 5,000 mile oil changes on all 2013 post Kias and that they used Mobil 1 5W-30 synthetic. The manual makes no note of synthetic vs...
  15. Another good reason to change your own oil

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I always work on my own stuff, including stuff as involved as engine removal. When i got the Soul though, I wanted a car for my wife that I did not have to work on in ANY way. We had old Volvos for a long time that always needed something, whether it was little or big. My own diesel truck is...
  16. 2018 Soul+ plastic access panel / oil change question

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    I just drove a brand new Soul+ home....20 miles on the odometer..I'm an oil change freak, so I looked under the car and see that plastic panel. It has an access for the oil filter, and an access for the drain plug. The drain plug access is missing....I's just an open space. I...
  17. all i want to do is change the battery..well, actually

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Trying to keep it simple, looks like if i disconnect the battery i loose and have to reset lots of things but i cant seem to find a list of what i have to reset, I am getting the idea the radio in my case the upgrade sound has a pin code, where do i get that, Also are the devices that use a 9...
  18. Oil change intervals when using synthetic oil.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Just did the 4th oil change on my wife's Soul, and this time went with Mobil 1 Synthetic. Had been using Valvoline Premium Conventional. First time ever using synthetic. Better late than never. I've been following the "Severe conditions" schedule, pretty much, simply because she mostly drives...
  19. Wanting To Change My Wheels But Keep The Same Tire Size....

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    First time posting... I own a 2016 Kia Soul + and I want to swap out my factory 17" silver rims for some black ones. I would like to keep the tires I am currently running, 215/55R17 Lemans by Bridgestone Touring All-Season. Does anyone have any recommendations on replacement wheels that would...
  20. Post the latest oil change on your Soul

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    We had a 'good' thread going where people were posting what kind of oil they were using in their Soul. Unfortunately, it got sidetracked by politics and name-calling. I want to start another one, without criticism, justifications, or anything. Just post what the latest oil change was on your...