Anyone work at a Kia dealer ?

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  1. w.Hudson

    w.Hudson Well-Known Member

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    I need help with a 2013 Kia Soul. I need to find a used transmission and I need to know if the vehicle has Intelligent Stop and Go in order to get the correct transmission.
    I have VIN numbers off of a couple of donor cars that I can not go see for myself. I called the dealer and they were not much help.
    I need someone to run the VIN to see if these cars have ISG.
    Can anyone help ?
    Thanks
     
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    65wgn440 Well-Known Member

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    I would call a different dealer. Talk to parts department and ask them if they could run a VIN for you and tell you if vehicle has your option. Shouldn't be a problem. I do it sometimes if I need to know gear ratios or trans id quickly. I do have a shop, though. If you have trouble with first dealer, tell next one, " Hello, this is Joe from Precision Automotive" or whatever.
     
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    • 1967coronet

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      also a body shop with computer estimate system can run your vin.
      it will give the the drive train info as well.
       
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      • Runner 68

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        For Kia Bodies only?
         
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          No , all makes, with crash writer , mitchel , ect programs for late model cars & light trucks.
          Drive train components if high lighted are in there searched by vin.
          You can highlight / pick a transaxle, intake manifold, transmission , rear axle , ect ect.
          Once you pick the component it will give you the info on it according to the vin for that car.
          I just wanted to let him know if the Kia dealer would not help.
          ( that to me sounds strange )
          He can access the info through a body shop also.
           
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            KIA = Killed In Action, Kills In Accidents, Korean Imported Abortion
             
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              w.Hudson Well-Known Member

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              The two people at the Kia dealer were not very knowledgeable on how to read a VIN breakdown. I think that they were young and didn't have the experience on finding the info that I needed. And of course like most younger people when they were hit with something difficult, they said that they couldn't find what I needed instead of actually putting in some effort.

              Today I will call another Kia dealer in another town.
               
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