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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...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Dog Owners
Dog owners are a special breed of drivers. When they shop for a used car they have a list of requirements that can be quite different from other drivers, which tends...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Construction Worker
If you're a construction worker, you don’t have to worry about hauling a whole lot of supplies and materials to the site – that’s the boss’s problem. As long as it’s big enough to hold your tools (and...
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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Front end vibration when the car is in gear but not accelerating
It appears that your engine mounts are beginning to fail on you. The engine mounts secure the engine and transmission to the body of the car and the rubber they are made with are designed to dampen the vibration of...
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Does this transmission have a transmission filter that can or needs to be change at certain miles?
Most vehicles have an internal transmission filter that can be changed by removing the transmission pan. Some diesel trucks will have an external filter that can be changed just like an oil filter. The transmission filter is usually recommended to...
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Audible thud like sound and feel between acceleration and deceleration...
This sound like a broken motor or transmission mount. You will need to have all of them checked to see which one is broken. From there you will know what needs to replaced. The noise you're hearing is the sound...
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have code p0017 dealer is telling me i need a new engine is this because they dont know what to do next to my car .?
As you may have already learned, the code p0017 indicates an issue with the crankshaft position sensor. This would mean that that transmission doesn't understand the speed and can't send the same information to the transmission. I don't think your...
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My 3rd brake light still works but not lower lights, cruise will not set.
The brake lights in the back are all powered by the same wire as the third brake light is. You have to check the brake light bulb in the back on each side and make sure they are good. You...
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Does this transmission has any filter that can or need to be change at certain Miles ?
Yes, your transmission has a filter that should be replaced at the recommended service interval, which is 40,000 miles for your vehicle. When you have this done, there are generally two options. You can have the transmission fluid drained and...
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Steering Wheel?
Hi there, You may have to try to move the steering wheel back and forth a little. If you keep trying it should work. Just remember to keep moving the wheel while trying to turn the key. Thank you for...
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Where is the cooling fan relay located?
For the Kia Soul, the low and high fan relays are located in the engine compartment fuse relay panel box. There is also a 30 amp fuse in the same location that powers both relays. The 2008 Hyundai Elantra cooling...
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Engine management light on car keeps stopping and then restarts
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2009 Kia Soul. With the Engine Management Light on, a fault code has been stored in the ECU. A code reader/scanner should be plugged in and a vehicle diagnostics has to be...
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Loud grinding sounds when it rains or snows
It sounds to me like the antilock brakes are engaging since the wheels would change speed when you hit a puddle or when you turn and hit a puddle. Make sure all your tires match sizes and brands. This could...
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Key fobe
Hi there. Most manufacturers have the function of the key fob set to one press for the driver door and 2 presses for all doors. This may or may not be the case with your concern. Also, a weak key...
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White goo/gunk under radiator cap
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide my insight. This is often times a sign of a blown head gasket, however if this were the case your car would be overheating. I would recommend checking the oil...
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Need a new pan, lug, gasket.
Hello. It is never recommended to drill a new hole in your oil pan although many have done it. The best recommendation if your oil drain plug is stripped out is to replace the oil pan. It is an extreme...
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Is my ECM malfunctioning?
Unfortunately, without additional detail as to the codes showing up, there is no way to diagnose what the issues may be. The alternator may be functioning intermittently without having a dramatic impact on the charging system for example. I would...
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When I go to use fix-a-flat I can hear my tire deflating more
First of all, fix-a-flat is to be used as a backup to using a good spare tire. If you add the fix-a-flat to a leaking tire, you should follow the directions on the can to add the liquid to the...
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My brakes are making noise
When brakes become noisey it can be due to the pads are worn out and the brake wear sensors are scraping on the rotors. The noise could also be due to material in the brake pads or rust on the...
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Eps light on dash
The EPS light - Electric Power Steering - can come on for a number of reasons. It can be as simple as making sure the tilt wheel mechanism is fully locked in place, or it can be a number of...
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Car shuts off, tachometer shuts off with car running
Hello - I believe your crankshaft position sensor, your camshaft position sensor, or both - are failing. These 2 sensors provide timing for the ignition - when to fire each spark plug. And, they also provide a trigger for the...
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Could a problem with the knock sensor keep my car from starting?
Hi there. A problem with the knock sensor or knock sensor circuit can definitely make starting a vehicle more difficult. A knock sensor is used by engineers to help the engine's computer sense possible internal engine failure before it becomes...
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Car won't start, I think it's the battery but I'm not sure.
The clicking noise you hear is either a sign of a battery that is too weak to turn the motor over or a starter solenoid that is faulty. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical...

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