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So I’ve got a 2014 Kia Soul, the oil light started randomly flickering but I hardly caught it. A few days later, the check engine light is now on. It’s also a bit shaky when accelerating. Anyone know what exactly may be causing this? Trying to do the repairs on my own to save money.
 

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So I’ve got a 2014 Kia Soul, the oil light started randomly flickering but I hardly caught it. A few days later, the check engine light is now on. It’s also a bit shaky when accelerating. Anyone know what exactly may be causing this? Trying to do the repairs on my own to save money.
I would check the oil level IMMEDIATELY. It is probably low.
 

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So I’ve got a 2014 Kia Soul, the oil light started randomly flickering but I hardly caught it. A few days later, the check engine light is now on. It’s also a bit shaky when accelerating. Anyone know what exactly may be causing this? Trying to do the repairs on my own to save money.
Even if the bright sun briefly shines on the Check Oil light, I immediately check the oil. Don't mess with running low on oil in these modern engines.

Think of it as a human running low on blood. It's not going to end well. Check, monitor, check again. Rinse & repeat.
 

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If filling the oil does not make the light go off, and I don't see whay it would, get an OBD / On Board Diagnostic code reader to check the error code(s). Last I looked they were pretty cheap at Harbor Fright.
 

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get an OBD / On Board Diagnostic code reader to check the error code(s). Last I looked they were pretty cheap at Harbor Fright.
Here is a best seller and best rated ODB scanner on Amazon as another option. I own this scanner and it works flawlessly. The OP may want to take a look if interested in buying an ODB scanner.

 
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Even if the bright sun briefly shines on the Check Oil light, I immediately check the oil. Don't mess with running low on oil in these modern engines.

Think of it as a human running low on blood. It's not going to end well. Check, monitor, check again. Rinse & repeat.
It's threads like this one that send me running to the garage to check my oil.
 

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Funny I did the same thing
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Doesn't the Check Oil light come on when you're down 1qt?

That's like a 25% reduction.

Isn't that how a chef reduces clear broth down to gravy?

Please don't turn your clean, clear, viscous oil into thick gravy. Keep it full :)
 
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Doesn't the Check Oil light come on when you're down 1qt?
You mean when you are down to the last Qt...
If the level is low that the pump can't suck any, it's very low. Saw it on one car when the light was coming up on high speed cornering because low oil would shift on one side.
 

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You mean when you are down to the last Qt...
If the level is low that the pump can't suck any, it's very low. Saw it on one car when the light was coming up on high speed cornering because oil would shift on one side.
My dad used to say that IF the check engine oil light comes on, it's like the supplemental oxygen mask dropping in the airplane. It's time to put your tray table up & seat in the upright position. Then pray for the best outcome :)
 
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o_OYou need to turn the page for that repair!:censored:
 

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Here is a best seller and best rated ODB scanner on Amazon as another option. I own this scanner and it works flawlessly. The OP may want to take a look if interested in buying an ODB scanner.

Thank you !!
 

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I could not find the info in the owners manual. The OBD reader connection is by the fuse box by the drivers left knee. Remove by hand the little cover which conveniently says Fuses OBD. Or was it OBD fuses?
 

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If oil is at the full mark, then there is an oil pump issue or the oil pressure sensor/circuit is an issue.

Note: Although some vehicles have oil and coolant level sensors, generally the oil light indicates low pressure, not volume. Although, low volume could lower pressure if the pump sucks air.


Minimum pressure is only 7.1 PSI...scary!

 
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