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Dead Car, possible solutions?

Tried to start my car this morning but it wouldn't run. At first I thought it just need a jump, but that didn't fix the problem. I checked the fuses, the ignition fuse is okay but the fusible link is burnt, as well as one for the heater. Anyone know if the fusible link is the reason why the car won't start? Also the auto mechanic store in town doesn't have the right part to replace it so does anyone know a website that I could order it from? Thanks.

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  • ParaSynth Sep 20, 2008

    When I turn the key nothing happens. No lights. The car is just completely non-responsive.

  • ParaSynth Sep 20, 2008

    Yeah about that...see I didn't mention that before the fusible link burnt I had asked my friend to jump my car for me. Unfortunately he wasn't paying much attention and put black on red, red on black...and pop. After that incident is when he got it right and tried to jump the car, but it still wouldn't run. So I'm not sure whether or not the fusible link will fix the problem, it could just be a dead battery.

  • ParaSynth Sep 20, 2008

    Also, napaonline.com doesn't seem to have a fusible link part for my car model...subaru legacy 95. Any other options here? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Fusible link is blown.
    Trying to work out what amperage it is to replace it

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Not sure if the fusible link is the problem. It sounds more like you have something wrong in the electrical system. If you want to try replacing the fusible link, you can order it on line at www.napaonline.com. But the problem could be as simple as a bad battery. When you turn the key, do the lights come on for your radio or guages?

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  • Paul Atchison Sep 20, 2008

    The fusible link is most likely a symptom of the problem. Any idea what caused that to pop? That's usually a 60 or 80 amp circuit. I still think you have a bigger issue somewhere in the electrical system. You can try replacing the link, but you may just pop another one unless you know what caused it to pop in the first place and have corrected it.

  • Paul Atchison Sep 20, 2008

    Well, the old reversed battery cables will pop the link every time. if Napa didn't have what you were looking for, then I would suggest the local subaru dealer. They will definitely have the link. Once the link has been replaced, I would try starting the car. If it still won't start, then it's time to replace the battery. But this time, be extra careful with the battery cables. ;)

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