we have a 2014 subaru impreza pzev hatchback. I just did an oil change. now the check engine light…

AndreB

we have a 2014 subaru impreza pzev hatchback. I just did an oil change. now the check engine light is on and traction lights, abs, hill assist, skid lights all on and driving skiddish. Is there some way to fix and avoid this in the future while still doing my own oil changes?

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AndreB
AndreB

Thanks. Turns out my father in law was wrong about which bolt to drain. I drained the tranny fluid by accident. Expensive fluid, $30/quart. And so when I filled the engine oil, the engine was already full still, so it doubled the engine oil level. The morning of taking it to subaru, the car wouldn't shift into gear except park, even though the shifter moved to each position. We towed it. So subaru fixed the fluid levels and had to hold it over night to cycle the transmission to shift into all gears, since it was empty and got an air pocket after bring refilled. Turns out there is no dip stick for tranny because they created it not for customers to do tranny fliud, yet the tranny drain bolt is the most prominent obvious bolt. In order to get to the engine oil, you look behind under the front bumper and unscrew a panel to reveal the hidden engine oil drain bolt... Total cost to fix my mistake was about $450. Father in law was nice enough to pay half. :)

Believe231
Believe231

Good luck and let us know what happened, this is curious!

AndreB
AndreB

Ok it resetted. But it came right back on. I'm pretty sure it's an easy fix, I just don't have the knowledge. Hopefully subaru dealership will fix it quick and not charge too much.

AndreB
AndreB

Ok. Thanks for quick reply. Btw I wnjoyed your video on how to jack up a car.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

yes be careful not to touch wiring or sensors and jack it up slow so sensors.
don't activate . Try resetting it by disconnecting battery 3 mins