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I did an oil change yesterday now my check engine light is

Customer Question

I did an oil change yesterday now my check engine light is on! It is not flashing and I did check my fuel cap!
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stays on ... not flashing
JA: What is the model/year of your Mitsubishi?
Customer: 2010 outlander LS
JA: Are you fixing your Outlander yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just do my own oil changes!
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I reassessed the amount of oil I put in yesterday and had to add about a litre more! Light still does not go off! Do I need to reset something
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

Hi,

Did you change anything else other than the oil? The air filter maybe?

Your best bet is to have the vehicle scanned to see what system might be triggering the light. Do you have access to a scan tool?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
a friend has one! Am I ok to drive it! Light is not flashing! I only did oil and oil filter change!
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

If it's not flashing then it's probably just a little hic-up. Something maybe got disconnected during the oil change. Should be ok to drive.

Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

There are a number of wires, sensors, and vacuum lines that will trigger a check engine light if bumped, but their main function is to control emissions. They don't have much affect on the driveablility of the vehicle.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank You
Expert:  Jared D replied 2 months ago.

Let me know what codes come up and we'll go from there to figure out what's setting that light.

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