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  1. Clutch issue after 20 minutes 2015

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Great site fellow soul drivers! My 2015 basic manual model with only 4,700 miles run great but after 20 minutes of drive clutch fails to engage. This is my wife’s car that doesn’t get used barely at all monthly and we also live close to the beach so salt air may factor in? After car cools...
  2. Clutch shudder/chatter

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    2016 Soul, 1.6, 6MT. 49,000 miles. The clutch engagement has been noticeably "choppier", has anyone had a similar problem?
  3. 2010 soul manual transmission problem

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello all, I’m new here to the forum and have found myself in a bit of a situation with my soul. It’s a 2010 2.0 manual trans with 137,xxx miles and I noticed a while back that it started not wanting to go into 2nd gear every now and then. Well, last week the wife and I were on our way to...
  4. How is this possible? Clutch ate transmission?!

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Got a call from the shop. They said not only did the clutch go, but it took my transmission with it. How is that possible? other than the gearshift rattled in fourth gear once in a great while, everything was fine. I'm so confused. Can anyone please give me insight into what might have happened...
  5. Turbo Clutch jerkiness.....

    Soul Problems (Gen 3)
    I figure since the 1.6 and DCT is going to be a carry over, this isn't going to be resolved for the 2020.....
  6. Dual Clutch - Takes getting used to

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have the Soul! and with the 7 speed dual clutch, it seems to have a bit of hesitation when in first gear starting to go. Anyone else have the same experience?
  7. Cost for new clutch 2010 Soul Manual

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    What range of replacement costs of clutch parts+labor do you see in your area? Got a quote of just under $800 including resurfacing flywheel.
  8. DCT transmission adjustment DIY !

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I just discovered rather accidentally, and then figured out the particulars to force the transmission controller in my 2018 KIA Soul (Turbo with the Dual Clutch Transmission) to self calibrate the clutch touch adjustment. Normally this is done at a dealer using the KDS diagnostic tool. If...
  9. revs and humming at idle?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Howdy soul peeps! I have to take my Soul to the dealership as my spoiler fell off, and when I do, I want to mention another issue ive been having. Before I do that and sound crazy wanted to run it by y'all first (looking crazy online is better than in person, apparently)and see if I just need...
  10. 2010 Clutch Problem

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Just purchased a 2010 Kia Soul MT 2 litre, and love almost everything about the car. It only has 63,000 Km, and runs like a watch. However, I am not happy with the clutch pedal. The clutch take-up is fine, but the pedal effort seems heavy, and my toes hit the metal that connects the foot-pad to...
  11. 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...
  12. Clutch job 2011 base Soul !

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I recently had my clutch serviced (throw out bearing, pressure plate and disc) .... the clutch pedal feels funny and the transmission shifts stiffly .... the clutch disengages when the pedal is rather close to the firewall .... the mechanic thinks I should rebuild or replace the clutch master...
  13. Clutch replacement at 45,000 miles. 2014 Soul 1.6

    New Member Introductions
    I helped my son buy a 2014 Soul 3 years ago. It has 45,000 mile son it, many highway, and the clutch has failed. The dealer told him he needed a new clutch and should replace the starter at the same time: $1800. An independent shop with a good reputation has no idea why the suggest replacing the...
  14. Operational Characteristics of a Dual Clutch Transmission

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    as the 2017 Soul Turbo will be available with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, many (like me) might be curious as to how different it will feel and operate compared to a manual and conventional automatic transmissions. This info is straight out of the owners manual, so I thought this might...
  15. stiff clutch

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2011 and the pedal is very firm and almost rubbery feeling. I replaced the slave cycl and its still very firm. Any ideas?
  16. Clutch pedal feels a little rough?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I don't know if it's all in my head, but I've noticed in the past couple days that the pedal seems to feel a bit more rough or "textured" than it used to. Not always, but often in lower gear/speeds. Maybe I'm crazy, maybe I've been shifting differently (moving the pedal more slowly) recently so...
  17. Manual 6-speed - clutch shudder when cold from start?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I've been noticing recently that on cold starts in the morning (it's rainy and cold here in Seattle right now), my '16 base soul with 6-speed manual transmission shudders quite a bit for the first 4 or 5 attempts to accelerate from a stop in 1st gear. It doesn't do it after that, even if the...
  18. Starter stuck with a manual transmission; had to pop clutch inR (4x)

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all, i am new here; have had my kia for a year, had and awful experience with Phil Smith Kia in Lighthouse point; and pretty much have stayed away from anything kia, since the purchase because corporate did nothing, gm- did nothing; I was an educated tomboy who came in knowing specifically...
  19. Manual clutch problems

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have no complaints regarding my 2013 KIA Soul except first gear. When releasing the clutch while in first, about 25% of the time I hear a grinding noise and and about 10% of the time, it starts smoking. This problem occurs mostly with very hot weather conditions and using my air conditioner...
  20. 2010 clutch slave cylinder replacement

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    okay so i have a 2010 kia soul+ 2.0L manual and the clutch cylinder went out over night. no lie worked night b4 but next morning nothing. has any one replaced theirs i also have 65K on the car and its not covered by the 100K warranty and 60K only if manufacturer defect and they want $70 for the...