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Did the muffler shop weld anything to Rodeo?
I should say did the muffler shop weld anything on the exhaust system?
yes the new muffler, that is all
I did put a new ignitor in also.
ok, sometimes the welding will interfere with the computer. Do you know if the positive cable was disconnected before welding?
no i do not know that for a fact.
I also put in a new battery
was the battery dead or not charged?
the battery was 12 years old but work fine. started easy.
ok, Is the check engine light on and/or has it flashed then gone off?
If so I need the codes hard fault and memory
it comes on after running for awhile and goes off. but it has done that for 150K. nothing new.
ok is there a way for you to pull the codes for me
i don't have a code reader.
like AutoZone will for free - but the light has to be on
that will have to be another day. I won't have time to work on it for a week.
this is important to me to see what is going on- i understand the light has been doing this for sometime, but it will help me help you with the hesitation and miss. Too, there maybe a new code for this new problem.
do you have any educated guesses? I did look for vacuum leaks and found none.
well I guess that I am stuck until I get a reader.
OK, what we can do is set a time or let me know when you can do this and i will be there. what we need to do is for you to rate this chat and we will be connected until you are satisfied with the repair.
As long as it takes no more money from you just your time and my direction
I hope the computer is not fried from the welder - this has happen on rare occasions
I hope not. to.
now this chat will go into a regular chat not live from there you can post to me anytime you need
OK thanks for your help.
i am going to siwtch us now if that is ok with you
yes thanks, XXXXX XXXXX not cosider the computer.
Is there an autoZone near you?
yes and O'rileys and auto zone.
I will do that next weekend when I have time.
OK just let them know you have a light on and goes off and you would like to know the codes and they will let you know the codes.
I will thanks for your help.
here we go make sure you rate me now and the system will switch , Thank you, Leon
Turned out to be a bad replacement plug. I found one with a crack in the insulator. The original problem was a bad plug wire which I found by looking at the plugs. Everything works fine now. Thanks again for your help.