What would cause a check engine light to come on after a distributor replacement?

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Asked by Jan 26, 2016 at 08:54 PM about the 1995 Ford F-250 2 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After a short trip I stopped and after I tried to start my truck it cranked and cranked and would not start (no check engine light on). I had it towed to a mechanic and he replaced the distributor and it runs great (now with a check engine light on) and after a return visit to adjust the timing. Question: could he have shorted something out in the computer that he says needs to be replaced?

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If the CEL is on then there should be a code stored. I would get the code read and post the result back here so we can try to help.

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You could go to like Auto Zone and have it scanned for codes and post them back here. A check engine light will set a code.

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manufacture specific code p1351 and p1359

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