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Check engine light

The starter solonoid on the firewall and battery were replaced. The check engine light came on?
truck is running great now.

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    what year and model is the truck? is it manual or automatic? are all your cables tight?

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Try removing the negative cable from the battery. Leave it off for a few minutes and see if that resets the code.

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