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  1. 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. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Was given a dealer price of $300 to completely flush the brake lines. Thoughts? Anyone had their lines flushed? Plan/hope to do myself to save the money.
  3. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    <rant> as usual, walmart is a ripoff...as always. wipers etc. working fine before i went. asked if they could install a new rear wiper and they claim they don't sell them THEN when I was driving home there was no wiper fluid!! their form claimed a reservoir leak and that *I* declined washer...
  4. New Member Introductions
    I have always checked this site for information on my 2012 Kia Soul. I am basically making this account so I can post a DIY for ATF transmission that I had to change out. My drain plug came loose, and all of my ATF spilled out. Every post I saw pretty much told me you have to take it in to get...
  5. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    What type of non-Kia brand power steering fluid can I use for my 2011 Kia Soul! ? I want to flush the system. I've been searching but it is a bit confusing.
  6. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    When do you change transmission fluid on my 2015 soul? It a flush recommended at that time? Soon I will have 60K.
  7. 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...
  8. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    How do you check the tranny fluid level? I want to change the fluid but got to know how to check the level first.
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I've been noticing something odd. If I'm at a red light (stopped) and I accelerate hard I see the Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light appear then it turns off within a second or two. It's the only time I see it when I'm accelerating hard from rest/stop. Is that something I should get...
  10. How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    This is an odd request, but does anyone know where to get the kind of windshield washer fluid that comes stock in a new Kia? It actually has a great, satisfying smell. (anyone notice this?) I'm assuming the dealer sells the stuff, but does anyone know if there is a particular brand of...
  11. 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...
  12. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    2012 Soul. I am having an intermittent tranny fluid leak. It is coming from the vent hose that is on top of the transaxle. Does not leak all the time but will usually leak a tablespoon of so after it has run a couple of hours at freeway speeds. Everything works otherwise. I am going to change...
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hey guys, Trying to change out my manual transmission fluid in my 2015 (114k miles), and I'm running into a discrepancy on what fluid to use. My owner's manual states it should be 75W-85, but both me and my mechanic have called dealerships and they're telling us they want to give us 70W. Anyone...
  14. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    In a previous thread I was advised to change my clutch hydraulic fluid to solve a "heavy pedal" problem. Now I am worried about allowing air bubbles into the system if I drain too much old (possibly contaminated) fluid before adding new. The hydraulic fluid reservoir is shared with the braking...
  15. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Suddenly this morning my front sprayer stopped working. When I pull forward OR push back it sprays in the back. Nothing in the front. Was fine last night...I would understand it is was frozen and not working, but sending it to the back?? Any ideas other than service? :confused: Thanks
  16. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hello everyone! I have a 2011 Soul + with the 2.0 liter engine and 4 speed automatic; right now it's around the 47K mile mark. I did a pretty extensive search and have found very little on this topic. I do understand Kia has a special Kia transmission fluid that is recommended for the...
  17. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi all, Been searching for my year (2012) and haven't found anything specific to my model. Windshield wiper sprayers aren't working and tested it midline (between pump and front/rear sprayers) and get nothing. I figure it's either a clogged pump or tank. But the only info I've found is...
  18. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hey there, I was reading your thread on your changeout of the MT fluid to Redline. I'm at 80k miles, and my shifter is feeling sticky these days so I'm thinking I'm pretty close to a fluid change. How's that Red line treating you since you changed out last year?
  19. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Does anyone hear any fluid movement behind their dash when driving? I'm hearing a noise that appears to be coming from directly behind the stereo/climate controls on occasion. It sounds like a small pool of liquid moving around. For example, if I come to an abrupt stop, I can hear it slosh just...
  20. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have a 2011 Base. I have been changing fluids, brakes etc.. and am now going to change the steering fluid. I was just gonna order royal purple...
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