Steps To Change The Starter Motor Of The Kia Soul

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Your Kia Soul’s starter motor uses battery power to mechanically crank the engine to start. This task puts a lot of stress on the pinion, which engages the engine’s flywheel. Eventually the gear, armature, spring and other internal parts of the starter wear out and refuse to push and start the motor. If you find yourself in this situation, you can change the starter on the kia soul following this guide.

Steps to change the starter motor of the Kia Soul

This guide is going to be divided into two parts, one will be in charge of explaining how to disassemble the starter motor and the other will be based on the installation.

Starter motor removal

  1. Proceed to disconnect the negative black cable from the battery with the help of a wrench.
  1. Remove the air intake system and any other components needed to access the starter, depending on your Kia Soul.
  1. Raise the front of your Soul vehicle using a floor jack, if the starter mounting bolts are installed from below. Then support the vehicle on 2 support legs. Other Kia models have the mounting bolts installed from the starter or transmission side.
  1. Unscrew the starter motor wiring cover if your particular model is equipped with it. Uses a ratchet, ratchet extension, and socket.
  1. Disconnect the battery cable and the cable from the solenoid mounted on the starter.. Use a crescent wrench or ratchet and socket, if necessary tag and move the wires out of the way.
  1. Remove the 2 starter mounting bolts using a ratchet, socket and ratchet extension if necessary. Be sure to note the exact position of the shims, if any, installed between the starter and transmission mounting surface. Installing the starter without its shim, or incorrectly, can cause engine starting problems.
  1. Now remove the starter motor from the engine compartment.

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Installation of the new starter

  1. Put the new starter motor instead with just your shim, if you have one.
  1. Start the two mounting bolts by hand to avoid stripping the threads.
  1. Tighten the two fixing screws with the ratchet, the socket and, if necessary, a ratchet extension.
  1. Connect the battery cable and cable to the starter solenoid with the wrench or ratchet and socket.
  1. Screw the wiring cover back into place, if equipped.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Replaces the air intake system and any other components you may have had to remove to access the starter motor.
  1. Finally reconnect the black negative battery cable using the wrench.
Replace The Kia Soul Starter Motor
Kia Soul 1.6 LX 2011

Your Kia Soul’s starter motor uses battery power to mechanically crank the engine to start. This task puts a lot of stress on the pinion, which engages the engine’s flywheel. Eventually the gear, armature, spring and other internal parts of the starter wear out and refuse to push and start the motor. If you find yourself in this situation, you can change the starter on the kia soul following this guide.

Steps to change the starter motor of the Kia Soul

This guide is going to be divided into two parts, one will be in charge of explaining how to disassemble the starter motor and the other will be based on the installation.

Starter motor removal

  1. Proceed to disconnect the negative black cable from the battery with the help of a wrench.
  1. Remove the air intake system and any other components needed to access the starter, depending on your Kia Soul.
  1. Raise the front of your Soul vehicle using a floor jack, if the starter mounting bolts are installed from below. Then support the vehicle on 2 support legs. Other Kia models have the mounting bolts installed from the starter or transmission side.
  1. Unscrew the starter motor wiring cover if your particular model is equipped with it. Uses a ratchet, ratchet extension, and socket.
  1. Disconnect the battery cable and the cable from the solenoid mounted on the starter.. Use a crescent wrench or ratchet and socket, if necessary tag and move the wires out of the way.
  1. Remove the 2 starter mounting bolts using a ratchet, socket and ratchet extension if necessary. Be sure to note the exact position of the shims, if any, installed between the starter and transmission mounting surface. Installing the starter without its shim, or incorrectly, can cause engine starting problems.
  1. Now remove the starter motor from the engine compartment.

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Installation of the new starter

  1. Put the new starter motor instead with just your shim, if you have one.
  1. Start the two mounting bolts by hand to avoid stripping the threads.
  1. Tighten the two fixing screws with the ratchet, the socket and, if necessary, a ratchet extension.
  1. Connect the battery cable and cable to the starter solenoid with the wrench or ratchet and socket.
  1. Screw the wiring cover back into place, if equipped.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Replaces the air intake system and any other components you may have had to remove to access the starter motor.
  1. Finally reconnect the black negative battery cable using the wrench.
Replace The Kia Soul Starter Motor
Kia Soul 1.6 LX 2011

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