Service engine soon light

Tiny
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  • 2004 FORD MUSTANG
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • RWD
  • MANUAL
  • 149,000 MILES
I just purchased the car about 3 weeks ago I just checked the motor oil yesterday and the dip stick showed that there was a quart too much of oil so I had a quart drained then today on my way to work the service engine soon light came on is it possible that it is not the correct dip stick

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Michelle
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 AT 5:41 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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MISS MICHELLE,

THE BEST-US THING TO DO WITH A 2nd HAND VEHICLE IS TO

CHANGE THE OIL AND COOLANT (AT MINIMUM) RIGHT OFF THE BAT!

OTHER FLUIDS MIGHT INCLUDE THE TRANSMISSION/ REAR END (DIFFERENTIAL)/ BRAKE FLUID

I GO 100% OVER BOARD WHEN I ADOPT ONE, I WANNA KNOW EXACTLY WHEN THESE WERE CHANGED AND WERE THE CORRECT/ QUALITY FLUIDS USED

SO

THE ONLY SURE WAY TO KNOW IS TO KNOCK 'EM OUT YOURSELF AND BEGIN THE CORRECT "SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE" YOURSELF!

I KEEP MY VEHICLES FOR THE LONG HAUL/ GOTTA KEEP UP WITH THE MAINTENANCE SO THEY WILL SURVIVE!

WE HAVE FOUR

'95 DODGE NEON (OUR LAST DITCH SPARE!)

'03 FORD ESCAPE- HER DAILY DRIVER

1977 JEEP CJ-5 - MY PRIMARY DRIVER

1946 WILLYS JEEP -MY "AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE" DRIVER!

YOUR 3.8 LITER SHOULD HOLD 5 QUARTS OF 5W-20 PREMIUM SYNTHETIC BLEND MOTOR OIL WITH A NEW FILTER (CHECK DIPSTICK AFTER IT HAS RUN AND FILLED THE FILTER UP)

IF YOU DO THIS, THIS SHOULD (OR IS SUPPOSED TO) BRING YOU UP TO THE FULL MARK ON THE DIPSTICK. THIS WOULD BE THE SURE FIRED WAY TO VERIFYTHAT YOUR DIPSTICK IS CORRECT

JUST AS A NOTE

"YOU"

ARE SUPPOSED TO CHECK THE OIL AND COOLANT WEEKLY, YEP, WEEKLY! (SEE MR. OWNER'S MANUAL!)

THIS LETS YOU "NOTICE" IF SOMETHING SUDDENLY STARTS DISAPPEARING!

IF YOU DON'T, IT'S SORTA TOO LATE TO CHECK AFTER YOU LOST ALL OF YOUR OIL (AND ENGINE) HALFWAY BETWEEN OIL CHANGES, DUE TO SOMETHING LIKE A ROCK PUNCTURING YOUR OIL PAN!

SO FAR YOU SEEM TO BE WANTING TO DO IT ALL RIGHT

CHECK OUT THIS LINK!

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS!

THE MEDIC
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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WELL THAT LAST ONE WAS WAY TOO SMALL
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 AT 7:56 PM

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