Kia Soul: Removal - Automatic Transaxle - Automatic Transaxle System - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Removal

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Automatic Transaxle System / Automatic Transaxle / Removal

1.
Remove the air cleaner assembly.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air cleaner")
2.
Remove the battery and battery tray.
(Refer to Engine Electrical System - "Battery")
3.
Remove the ground line after removing the bolt (A).

4.
Dissconnect the solenoid valve connector (A) and inhibitor switch connector (B).

5.
Remove the wiring brackets (A, B, C).

Tightening torque:
(A, C) 9.8 ~ 11.8 N.m (1.0 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 7.2 ~ 8.7 lb-ft)
(B) 14.7 ~ 21.6 N.m (1.5 ~ 2.2 kgf.m, 10.8 ~ 15.9 lb-ft)

6.
Remove the shift cable (C) after removing the nut (A) and bolts (B).

Tightening torque:
(A) 9.8 ~ 13.7 N.m (1.0 ~ 1.4 kgf.m, 7.2 ~ 10.1 lb-ft)
(B) 14.7 ~ 21.6 N.m(1.5 ~ 2.2 kgf.m, 10.9 ~ 15.9 lb-ft)

7.
Disconnect the hose (B) after removing the automatic transaxle fluid cooler hose clamp (A).

8.
Remove the automatic transaxle upper mounting bolts (A) and the starter mounting bolts (B).

Tightening torque:
(A) 42.2 ~ 54.0 N.m (4.3 ~ 5.5 kgf.m, 31.1 ~ 39.8 lb-ft)
(B) 49.0 ~ 63.7 N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5 kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0 lb-ft)

9.
Install the engine support fixture.
(1)
Loosen the bolts (A) from both side.
(2)
Assemble the engine support fixture.
(Refer to Special Service Tools-"Engine support fixture assembly drawing")

10.
Remove the cover (A).

11.
Remove the transaxle mounting bracket bolts (A).

Tightening torque:
88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.8 lb-ft)

12.
Remove the transaxle support bracket (A).

Tightening torque:
58.9 ~ 78.5 N.m (6.0 ~ 8.0 kgf.m, 43.4 ~ 57.9 lb-ft)

13.
Lift the vehicle with a jack.
14.
Remove the under cover and side cover.
(Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover")
15.
Remove the drive shaft assembly.
(Refer to Driveshaft and Axle - "Front Driveshaft")
16.
Remove the heat protector (A).

Tightening torque:
39.2 ~ 49 N.m (4.0 ~ 5.0 kgf.m, 28.9 ~ 36.2 lb-ft)

17.
Remove the air guide bracket (A).

Tightening torque:
8.8 ~ 13.7 N.m (0.9 ~ 1.4 kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 10.1 lb-ft)

18.
Remove the dust cover (A).

19.
Remove the torque converter mounting bolts (A) with rotating the crankshaft.

Tightening torque:
45.1 ~ 52.0 N.m (4.6 ~ 5.3 kgf.m, 33.3 ~ 38.3 lb-ft)

20.
Remove the roll rod bracket (C) after removing bolts (A, B).

Tightening torque:
(A) 49.0 ~ 63.7 N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5 kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47 lb-ft)
(B) 107.9 ~ 127.5 N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0 kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94 lb-ft)

21.
Remove the mounting bolts (A, B) after supporting the transaxle by a jack.

Tightening torque:
(A) 42.2 ~ 48.1 N.m (4.3 ~ 4.9 kgf.m, 31.1 ~ 35.4 lb-ft)
(B) 42.2 ~ 53.9 N.m (4.3 ~ 5.5 kgf.m, 31.1 ~ 39.8 lb-ft)

22.
Remove the transaxle while slowly lower the jack.
  
Be careful not to damage other system or parts near by when removing the transaxle assembly.
    Components Location
    1. Converter housing 2. Automatic transaxle upper mounting bolt 3. Shift cable bracket 4. Manual control lever 5. Rear cover 6. Fluid cooler tube 7. Fluid level plug 8. ...

    Installation
    1. Install in the reverse order of removal.    If the oil seal on the transaxle case side is d ...

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