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  1. Timing belt vs timing chain

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    My wife has really fallen in love with these cars. Predictably we are now in the market for one :) I am trying to find out which engines/model years have a timing chain. I have found a lot of conflicting information by asking sales folks so I thought this would be a good place to ask. I...
  2. Timing Belt Changed - so did the power!

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I had a local garage do my timing belt (I've done too many over the years and thought I'd give someone else the pleasure!). 2011 Kia Soul 2.0 Got it back yesterday and it seems like it has less power - it needed to shift down on a hill it normally doesn't do that on... just feels a little...
  3. Scheduled my timing belt replacement finally

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Yeah I'm almost 40k miles overdue. Figured before we take any trips this summer I better get it done. For the timing belt replacement, dealership is charging $445 parts and labor. Also getting my serpentine belt replaced which is $160 parts and labor. I asked to combine labor charges since...
  4. Timing Chain Replacement at 100K

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have a 2014 Kia Soul Plus that I bought 18 months ago and have put 92K miles on so far. I haven't had any issues at all with the car except for the few recalls that have come out on it. The dealership has been very good about taking car of them during my oil changes every other month. My...
  5. 2012 Soul 2.0 Timing chain or Belt?

    New Member Introductions
    Just turned 60k. Manual says replace timing belt. Is it a chain or belt for a 2.0? Auto parts store doesn't carry it yet they say. Dealer only! Does anybody know if its a belt or chain?
  6. timing belt in 2010 kia soul

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    This may be a stupid question but can the timing belt be changed over to a timing chain in a 2010 kia soul 2.0
  7. 2010 Kia Soul Timing Question - Worried :(

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hello everyone. So after doing a lot of research, reading, viewing videos, checking manuals.. I decided that after 100K I was going to attempt to do the timing belt change myself. Unfortunately, after removing a few covers, loosening the pulley, getting to the adjuster, and trying to fiddle...
  8. 2010 2.0 timing belt

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi all, new to the forum. I (my wife, actually) own a 2010 kia soul with the 2.0 and a/t. We are coming up on 68k miles and I am looking at the routine maintenance. I would like to be proactive and change the timing belt a little bit earlier than the manual suggests. I don't like the idea of...
  9. Change your timing belt.

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    2010 + 2.0L 5sp. Changed the timing belt at 63,000 miles as per owner's manual (60,000). I knew it was due again at 120,000; just "not this week, too busy". That went on for awhile. I put on some miles -- about 4000/month. At four o'clock in the morning on November 11 at 140,000 miles on the...
  10. Recall Work and Timing Belt/Tires

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hopefully this is my last fed gov employee furlough day (the sequester BS). But since I had today off because of it, I went to my local Kia dealership to have the brake light switch recall work done. I already knew I needed new tires and the timing belt needs to be replaced........I have...
  11. Timing Belt ~ Has anyone changed theirs?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    My Soul will soon be turning 60,000 miles and we have a standard rule in our family that we change the timing belt at 60,000 ( my daughter's car was destroyed when her belt failed). Typically my husband changes the belt, however my car is the 2009 2.0 engine and I'm struggling to find...
  12. Valve Timing

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi there, I just traded my old Civic for a 2013 Soul +. I was told that the Soul has a timing chain rather than the rubber belt in the Civic. Can anyone confirm this for me. - Thanks
  13. Timing Belt / Chain

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello, Question ? I have searched here for this info & didn't find much....... Who had done the Timing Belt / Chain job done on thier Souls ? Who did you have do it ? Dealer or Independent Did they want to change anything else while they had it torn down, like water pump or something ? How much...
  14. Timing Chain or belt

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Is the 2012 Kia Soul with the 2.0 engine have the chain or the belt.. Can't find much online as some say belt some say chain..My soul members will know this question..... And when should it be changed out.. Thanks Glen
  15. Variable valve timing????

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Do the engines in the Soul have variable valve timing?
  16. Engine timing problem?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    2.0L, 5 speed Has anyone else noticed that spark timing backs out between 2nd and 3rd during "moderate" acceleration? Good, brisk acceleration up to the 2-3 upshift and then it just lays down. It is not gearing because it will recover if I lift the throttle. The problem is not lean...