Kia Soul: Spark Plug On-vehicle Inspection - Power Train - Maintenance - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Spark Plug On-vehicle Inspection

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Maintenance / Power Train / Spark Plug On-vehicle Inspection

1.
Perform spark test
(1)
Remove the engine cover.
(2)
Remove the ignition coils.
(3)
Remove the spark plugs.
(4)
Disconnect the 4 injector connectors.
(5)
Connect the spark plug to the ignition coils.
(6)
Ground the spark plug to the engine.

(7)
Check if sparks occur at each spark plug while engine is being cranked.
  
Do not crank the engine for more then 5 seonds.
(8)
Connect the 4 injector connectors.
(9)
Install the spark plugs and ignition coils.
(10)
Install the cylinder head center cover and engine cover.
2.
Check spark plug
(1)
Using an ohmmeter, measure the insulation resistance.

Specification: 10 MΩ or more

(2)
Alternative inspection method
A.
Accelerate the enigne to about 3,000 rpm 3 times or more.
B.
Remove the spark plug.
C.
Check the spark plug visually.
If the electrode is dry, the spark plug is normal.
If the electrode is wet, check the damage and electrode gap.
D.
Install the spark plug.
(3)
Check the spark plug electrode gap.
If the gap is not within the specification below, replace the spark plug.

Specification: 0.9 ~ 1.0 mm (0.035 ~ 0.039 in.)

  
When adjusting the gap of a new spark plug, bend only the base of the ground electrode. Do not touch the tip.
Do not attempt to adjust the gap of a used plug.

    Manual transaxle oil Replacement
    1. Remove the engine room under cover. (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Engine Room Under Cover") 2. Drain the manual tra ...

    Spark Plug Replacement
    1. Remove the ignition coil. 2. Using a spark plug wrench, remove the spark plug (A).    ...

    See also:

    Refrigerant Line Replacement
    1. Discharge refrigerant from the refrigeration system. 2. Replace faulty tube or hose.    ...

    Inspection
    1. Remove the air cleaner assembly. (Refer to Engine Mechanical System - "Air Cleaner") 2. Remove the battery and battery tray ...

    Explanation of scheduled maintenance items
    Engine oil and filter The engine oil and filter should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule. If the vehicle is being driven in severe conditions, more frequent oil an ...