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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Kia Soul
Known to a lot of people as “the hamster car” thanks to its funny and catchy TV ad campaign when it first debuted, the 2012 Kia Soul has gained a lot of popularity...
2012 Kia Soul vs. 2012 Nissan Cube: Which One Should I Buy?
While technically these two vehicles fall into the “small wagon” classification, they look like nothing more than boxes on wheels. Some people are really into this design, while others are completely opposed to it. If you’re in the...
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Construction Worker
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Don’t Have Kids
Buying a used car is rarely a simple process, but if you don’t have kids, you have many more options than those who have to account for additional passengers. There are...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re Shorter Than Average
Vertically challenged? Hate getting behind the wheel and having to crane your neck to see? There’s nothing wrong with you, but there is something wrong with your car. It might be...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
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Red lined engine by accident and now the engine idle is higher than normal. Smell something burning like rubber.
Hi there. The engine revving up higher than normal could be caused by the idle air control valve (IAC). The valve could have gotten stuck when the engine was throttled rapidly when first started. Check the IAC and see if...
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I need to know where the fuel cut off switch is at
An auto fuel cutoff switch is a safety feature that is only supposed to activate in a collision. If you merely ran out of gas, or ran low on gas, the status of this switch is probably irrelevant. Nevertheless, if...
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Can I add water or fluid to the reservoir till I can get a flush and fill?
Yes, you can, and should, add coolant to the reservoir to make sure the engine cooling system does not run low. Add only a 50-50 (water-antifreeze ratio) coolant mix to the overflow tank, particularly if it is winter season. If...
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HORN BLOWING AND LIGHT STAY ON
If you only have the factory anti theft system on your vehicle then you need to remove the key from the ignition system before reconnecting the battery and lock the doors. Reconnect the battery and then unlock the doors with...
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Where is the fuel injector located in a 2011 Kia Soul
Hi there. The fuel injectors are located on intake manifold on a Kia four-cylinder engine. It might be a good idea for you to purchase a service and repair manual for your 2011 Kia Soul if you're planning to do...
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How often replace fuel filter 2013 Kia soul
Hi there. Generally, fuel filters should be replaced every 50,000 miles, so it's a good idea to have the fuel filter replaced for your Kia Soul if this hasn't been completed. You might benefit by downloading our mobile app, as...
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Q: clutch
Unfortunately many times the transmission needs to be removed in order to replace the clutch. In many areas that are service by YourMechanic, transmission removal is not provided on the platform. This is why you may not have seen some...
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My car when i turn left there cracking popping sound 2014 kia soul
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Q: Car locks while in reverse
If your brakes have been grinding, this could cause the issue you are having. When brake pads grind into the brake rotors, this causes the surface finish to be very rough instead of smooth. This also causes a deep lip...
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2010 kia soul Broken tie rod.
You will need to use a large pipe wrench to hold the shaft connected to the inner tie rod joint. Once you are holding with a pipe wrench then you can use a second large wrench to loosen the lock...
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Was I given correct advice about my 2013 Kia Soul?
As you may know, there are a multitude of engine oils on the market all claiming to be the "best" and prolonging the life of your car's engine. One of the main questions you will be asked when changing your...
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Is there water in my gas tank?
If the car was sitting for a long time, there could be water in the fuel tank. You can use any fuel water treatment solution to remove any water from the fuel. If the fuel system was treated, then check...
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2012 Kia soul trans problems
The transmission in your Kia Soul is a 6 speed automatic and is not a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The harsh downshifting is not normal and complaints are in the NHTSA database from at least two other consumers regarding this...
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Code P0451
P0451 will set if the PCM (powertrain control module) detects an incorrect, erratic, or otherwise improper voltage signal from the evaporative emission control system pressure sensor. The underlying cause is usually due to a defect in, or damage to, the...
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Does a Kia soul have an inertia switch? I was in a fender bender today and my car won't start
This car does not have an inertia switch for the fuel pump. Since you were in an accident then your vehicle crash sensor system will need to be fixed and codes cleared for the fuel system to be activated using...
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Do I need to get the transmission fluid in my kia soul changed?
Depending on the type of driving you do, your transmission fluid service intervals may vary quite a bit ranging from as often as every 30,000 miles to as high as every 90-100,000 miles. I would suggest having a professional from...
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Does being very low on oil cause the check engine light to come on? And what else could be wrong if there are no symptoms along wi
The low oil level is something that certainly needs to be addressed. However, it is generally not a cause for the check engine light to come on. The check engine light comes on when an electrical / electronic issues in...
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Does the 1.6 liter 2011 Kia Soul need a timing belt replaced at 90K miles? It only talks about the 2.0 liter model in the manual.
Check the front of the engine for the timing cover. If the cover is aluminum, then your engine has a timing chain and not a belt. The 1.6L Soul engines are equipped with a timing chain after 2010. However, if...
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I’m hearing a whirring noise from my 2011 Kia Soul from the rear passenger side that only occurs while accelerating
It might be exhaust system noise but there is also a possibility that a "rotating element", such as a wheel bearing, tire, or brake rotor interference is the cause. As you describe it, the noise is marked and obvious enough...

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