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Our oil light came on so we checked the oil.it was 2 quarts low so we put it in. oil light went off and we drove it about 30 miles then the oil light came on again. we stopped to eat lunch and then checked the oil-it was full so we started home. went a couple of miles and the oil light came on again then the tapits started making noise.we called a mechanic friend while trying to just get it to the next town and it just died right on the highway and would not restart. it sounded like the battery was dead when we tried to start it but its new. its a 2004 kia sorento with 76,700 miles'

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First of all, oil expands when hot, so you cant check oil level when your car has been running. It sounds like your car is leaking oil. Check for leaks under the car. I would tow the car to a mechanic. If you are lucky it will just take an oilchange to get the car running. But you are likely looking at at least new gaskets/bearings and in worst case new priston rings.

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