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  1. new to kia soul. bought a lemon looking for repair advise

    New Member Introductions
    im a gearhead but souls are new to me, 2013 red, manual base, runs good but having eps check engine light issues steering has no increased resistance at increased speeds, very dangerous on the hwy and the main code is p2159 Vss no Ujoint issues, no damper issues rack seems tight was just...
  2. Soul 2011, 2.0L, service repair manual?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Does anyone here have the Service Manual for a 2011 Soul, 2.0L engine? And is willing to share it? I have the 2012 SM (both engines), and although the body and suspension are identical, the engine and transmission are different. And the steering is electrical, not hydraulic. I see the 2011 for...
  3. Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes

    Vendor Deals
    Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes It's been another busy day as we roll towards Black Friday, the deals keep rolling in. Here's what we've tracked down for you so far today. 3M Headlight Restoration Kits on Sale...
  4. Kia Soul 2015 Workshop Service Repair Manual .... confusion

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    A while back a fellow forum participant kindly posted a link to a manual available via Cost: US$14.95. I bought it, downloaded it and it tells me the manual is for a Kia Soul 2014-2014. Is that a typo? The website indicated that I was purchasing a 2015 manual. The...
  5. Rear plastic bumper scratch / gouge repair

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Today, after just a few days of owning my Soul, I noticed a brand new deep scratch (or gouge?) on the right side of the rear plastic bumper. The bumper is unpainted textured plastic. The damage wasn't there yesterday, so something must've happened either overnight, or when I parked at a...
  6. Repair Key Fob?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone has taken apart a key fob to repair it and if so, I would like some info on the insides. I got two key fobs when I bought my 2012 Soul. One works fine. The other was obviously the one that was used all the time by the previous owner. The fob works, but...
  7. FYI Chilton DIY Online Repair Manual

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Chilton's now supports the Soul with an online manual.... 2010 through 2016 2012 Kia Soul Auto Repair Manual - ChiltonDIY
  8. Why doesn't Chilton or Haynes have a repair manual for the Soul?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    In another thread I read about the Kia Global Information System being a paid repair manual service, at $19 for 72 hours I thought perhaps I'd look for an alternative. Chilton and Haynes don't appear to have one. I looked on Amazon and found a PDF version by a company called SoftAutoManuals...
  9. Interior drivers door

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I bought a 2012 Soul and I am absolutely smitten with it-I mean her. The previous owner must have worn a lot of rings or something because the door handle/armrest is scratched something awful. I am not sure if it is dirt or some kind of protective film peeling off. It is just the top piece where...
  10. Warranty repair issues.I guess I fix it myself.I may need advice.

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Our 2015 Soul Plus is having some issues.I took it into my dealer,and ask nicely to have them look at it. The issues are, The fiber pans under the car came loose and started rattling. The auto transmission and engine are acting up.Bogs on 1st-2nd shift and 2nd-3rd shift,hangs in 4th and...
  11. Door dings - how to repair to keep body panels mint?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Topic: Urban driver with 2015 Soul + driven by my daughter. Issue: Small door dings from cars as they open their doors. Solution: 1. Live with it 2. Park a long way from other vehicles. ( I am having my daughter park in lots close to her destination. Don't want her...
  12. wind noise repair

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I've reported previously an issue with our driver's-side window and wind noise (2014 +). After taping off every crack/opening I could find and 3 attempts at the dealer (which actually only made things worse in that repairs resulted in a door/window rattle), I've now tried "conditioning" the...
  13. Windshield Washer tank Leaking after repair?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Recently purchased 2010 Soul 2.0-78K miles-Washer tank leaked upon delivery-Dealer sent me to small local shop-Was told pump leaked, which was purportedly replaced-(At same time as front struts which still make "Clunk" noise on bumps-Another time on that..) Not sure they actually did...
  14. Dashboard Repair

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi, I decided to change my stereo from the stock and had someone I know install it because he offered to do it saying he knows how. The outcome resulted in him damaging my dashboard around the center speaker on my 2011. I'm wondering if and where is the best place I can get it repaired? I know...
  15. rotor hot spots and brake pad repair

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Router hot spots and brake pads Hello, I bought a used kia soul from the lexus valencia dealership with 36k miles on september 30th. I noticed loud squeeking noise from my brakes 2 weeks later so I took the car back to the lexus dealership on october 18th. They said that the brakes had glaziing...
  16. engine foam repair oil change warning

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    2014+ Not sure what to title this, but when changing my oil&filter this morning, noticed a grey 3/4" wide x 3/8" thick foam snake (at least 2 ft. long) dangling through the oil filter plastic "portal" hatch. With the undercowling obscuring everything, don't know what the foam thingy does other...
  17. Faulty TPS or throttle actuator, warranty repair or not?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey guys, I have a problem with my 2013 1.6L A/T base Soul. I posted about this in another thread, but this user had the exact same symptoms where at start the tachometer jumps between 1-2k RPM:
  18. Kia Soul Repair and Maintenance Website

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    May help provide some guidance. NOT from Kia. Available for other makes and models also. Kia Soul Repair: Problems, Cost and Maintenance
  19. KIA stock tire repair kit

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    The foam, inflator can and boxed unit. Tow hook included in kit. Make an offer. E-mail [email protected]
  20. Everything you need for a successful repair job
    We get used to upgrade our vehicles with aftermarket parts, to add performance and style. But when it comes to the moment, when something needs to be repaired or replaced, we get lost. Fortunately, 2 leading manufacturers in this area – Dorman and Replace solved this problem and created a wide...