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Old 04-09-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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Check engine light on for oil change?

So I have a 2009 JK Sahara and I start the car and it says "Change Oil" when I start it like it always does when it needs an oil change. But the check engine light is staying on and I don't remember it doing this before when I needed an oil change. Is it on because I need an oil change or is it something else?

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Old 04-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #2
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No. Check engine lights do not illuminate because of maintenance. Pull the code and report back.

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No. Check engine lights do not illuminate because of maintenance. Pull the code and report back.
I don't know how to pull the code.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:12 AM   #4
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I think many auto parts stores will pull the code for you. Or buy an ODB II code reader, probably fairly cheap these days.
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They won't do it in California, but I think anywhere else you can just go to an Autozone or other parts store and they'll pull the codes for free.

Instead of a dedicated OBDII reader (still surprisingly expensive) you can buy the torque app for an Android device ($5 or so, for tablet or phone) and buy a bluetooth OBDII transmitter for about $15 on Amazon. You can check and clear codes and gain access to a lot of powertrain data.
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So I have a 2009 JK Sahara and I start the car and it says "Change Oil" when I start it like it always does when it needs an oil change. But the check engine light is staying on and I don't remember it doing this before when I needed an oil change. Is it on because I need an oil change or is it something else?

So your having trouble with your 2009 JK Sahara?
Or your car?
If your having problems with your Car, I would reccomend going and finding a forum for the make/model of your car and asking them.
If it's with your Jeep, then you can post here
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:38 PM   #7
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The "change oil" message has nothing to do with the "check engine" light. Try this to see if there are any codes.

1. To check your Jeep JK Wrangler’s DTC codes, simply insert your key into the ignition, turn it to the ‘ON’ position but do not start the engine. Then, push the key into the ignition cylinder and while holding it in, turn it to the ‘OFF’ position and then back to the ‘ON’ position (3) times straight making sure to end with it in the ‘ON’ position. It is important to keep pushing in on the key to prevent it from catching at the different positions along the way.
2. If you do step #1 correctly, all your dash lights will illuminate and your odometer will show up as a series of (6) dashes. If your Jeep JK Wrangler has any logged in any DTC’s, they will be displayed soon after the dashes appear. Write down the DTC(s) and check it/them against the list to find out what they mean.
3. If your Jeep JK Wrangler has not logged in any DTC’s, the dashes on your odometer will be followed by the message ‘-done-’. Turn your key to the ‘OFF’ position and you will in fact be done.

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