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  1. Trans done at 103,000

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Yeah, the title is correct. The trans, at 103,000, is DONE apparently. I thought it was wheel bearing, but's the center diff in the transaxle. $2700....and then you only get a 12k mile warranty on the damn thing. I can't believe it. The car was well maintained and driven regularly...
  2. 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.
  3. Name or Part Number for Auto Trans Cover?

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    A car in front of me had a blow out at highway speed, the tread went right under my car and hit my transmission cover/shroud and obliterated it. I took it off as it was hanging/dragging. Fortunately there's no damage to the transmission, but I'm looking to replace the cover/shroud to the...
  4. Replacing 1.6L Auto Trans Fluid (ATF SP-IV)

    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...
  5. Manual Trans Availabity

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Seems to be no interest in NorCal at all. 5 Local Dealers have none in stock. Closest ones are in LA, 500+ miles away. A friend that liked mine is taking the trek down to buy one. I'm doubting if KIA will continue them for the US market with such low sales numbers. Too bad, I really love mine!.
  6. Trans Cooling Lines To Radiator Connection?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2012 kia soul 2.0 auto trans. I replace the radiator and got my trans cooling lines confused so I need some help to put them back in the right spot. thanks. The two lines coming out of the trans, top and bottom, go to which points on the radiator, (top or bottom)???
  7. M6 trans service at the local dealer?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Today was my first visit to my local Kia dealer for a oil change on a new to me 2015 base M6. I asked for a quote on a trans drain and fill and was quoted 150.00 plus tax. Ouch. It might take the tech 10 minutes to drain and fill a manual trans with 2 quarts of fluid. Why so much?
  8. 2015 Base manual trans hard to get in 1st gear

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    13,500 miles mint condition. Just picked it up from a local dealer on Saturday. After driving it for 2 days l am having trouble finding first gear at stop lights. I have many years driving manual trans vehicles in my younger days.Maybe l should give it a little more time for me to get used to...
  9. 2015 M6 trans service

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    I need instructions on a manual trans fluid change please. What is the best fluid choice for the hot Florida climate?
  10. 2015 Manual Trans Fluid? 70W or 75W-85

    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...
  11. 2011 Kia Soul engine and trans

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Not sure where this is supposed to go, admins please feel free to move it to the appropriate section. I apologize in advance. Anyway, I'm in central Ohio and have a 2011 Kia Soul that I cosigned for...LOOONG story. It is totaled but still has a very nice engine and auto trans in it, 73k...
  12. New Soul 2012+ Manual Trans

    New Member Introductions
    I've always been a manual transmission driver, previously owned VWs since 2002, both diesels. Most recently my 2015 Golf TDI was part of dieselgate and it was bought back by VW and with two new drivers in the family I downsized into a used Soul in Alien Green which I found for a great deal. I...
  13. 6 speed auto trans

    For sale / Trade / Wanted[email protected]/albums/72157681404759562 out of a 13 Base model has 33K miles on it, $400 shipped to your door, lower 48
  14. 2nd Generation Base 1.6L Manual Trans Lag/Hesitation After Shifting Into 2nd Gear-Gon

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    2nd Gen Base 1.6L Manual Trans Lag/Hesitation After Shifting Into 2nd Gear - Gone! For all you 2nd gen Base owners, I recently installed an Injen SP1340P cold air intake (CAi), and besides the noticeable improvement in acceleration, the annoying lag/hesitation after shifting into 2nd gear is...
  15. High Rev when shifting into 1st gear -2010 manual trans.

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Posting this question about my aunt's 2010 Kia Soul with the manual transmission. When shifting into 1st gear, even without pressing the accelerator, the engine revs VERY high. When it is at idle, the RPM is normal. Also, shifting into reverse does not appear to cause the high rev. Any ideas...
  16. Hill start assist operation with manual trans question

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I have a 2015 base 1.6L with the manual transmission. When the hill start assist is activated I cannot move forward until the 2 seconds have passed and the brake releases (if I try, it stalls the engine due to the brake being activated). Is this how the hill start assist normally works or is it...
  17. 2015 Soul+ Auto Trans shift questions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hey everyone! I have a question about my new (to me) 2015 Soul+ I have the 2.0 Engine & Auto Trans. with 29,000 miles. Since I picked this up on Monday, the first thing I noticed was how "smooth" the transmission shifted, normally I would find that a good thing :) ...but mine seems soooo...
  18. Automatic Trans

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I was checking the oil, and looked for the dip stick for the automatic trans. Couldn't locate it can some help, I have the 2016 Plus. Also their was something about not having the key fob close to each other. Can a smart phone mess it up if it is next to in, like In my wife's purse? thanks for...
  19. 2015 Base w/ Manual Trans (Key FOBS)

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I just bought this car almost a week ago brand new and I was wondering if this thing had key FOBS. I called the dealer to see if it did, and they told me it didn't, but I should be able to order some from parts. I called the parts dept., and they told me that my car did not have that option...
  20. Armrest on 2014 base with Manual Trans

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Has anyone converted their center console to have the armrest? This has been bugging me ever since I got the car almost a year ago now.