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hey my car was having trouble starting, so...
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hey my car was having trouble starting, so I checked the oil and it looked low. Added two quarts and now it seems overly full?
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Do I need to run the car or something?
A few times in the last week when I've tried to start it back up after driving somewhere it just turns over indefinitely but after waiting a minute I try again and it starts
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Drive around for awhile, keeping close to a service station. If a lot of blue smoke comes out of your tailpipe, you put in too much oil.

The starting problem seems to me to be unrelated.
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You generally need to warm the engine up a bit before checking the oil to get an accurate read on the level. Plus it was probably a bogus thing to check for trouble starting anyway. I'd sooner be looking at battery voltage.
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>>16669246
I checked last night when it was still warm but it didn't look any higher...
The change oil light has been stuck on since my last change
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>>16669260
When is the last time the filter was changed?
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>>16669222
Describe trouble starting. Most of the time if your car has trouble turning over it's the battery or the starter. Sometimes it's more but this is the first place you want to start because it's the easiest to fix and it usually is the cause.

If your battery is more than 4-5 years old then it's the battery.
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>>16669260
Oil light stuck on = your Jiffy Lube doofuses effed up.
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>>16669275
it IS turning over but won't ignite (or whatever)
the sound is normal
the battery is 3yrs old tops
>>16669268
I'm fairly sure they changed the filter 3 months ago
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>>16669293
>I'm fairly sure
I'm fairly not.

Pop into a mechanic to get a new oil filter and have your battery checked. They can look at the ODB code for the light while you're there. There might also be a fuel feed issue but that's later down the diagnostic line.
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Your car wouldn't not start from not enough oil.

Car needs three things to start. Fuel, air, and spark. If it started, but had trouble starting I would start by checking the battery, then the alternator. If it isn't either one of those I'd check the fuel pump. If it wasn't any of those I'd take it to a shop.

Could also be a bad sensor. My car was having trouble starting when hot, turned out to be the engine speed sensor, but I also replaced the coolant temperature sensor, because on my car those are common to go bad.
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