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Pulled all the fuses in chevy equinox and put back in now car wont start

I was looking for an amp draw on the battery and hooked up my meter between the positive terminal and the disconnected positive cable and found a draw of 2 amps and started pulling fuses to identify the circuit and found the circuit. after replacing the fuses i went to start the car and the engine wont fire and the gas gauge now stays on empty when i filled up yesterday. any ideas?

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Double check that all fuses are still good and in the right locations.
Sometimes they will pop when you install them right after you saw that they were still good.
Let me know what you find.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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    matthewmc514 Jan 20, 2013

    all fuses are good, still wont fire. do i need to restart the ecm or something?

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    eric allen Jan 23, 2013

    try swapping the starter relay with another relay with the same part number.. Same with "eng main" And check all the other related smaller fuses again. (if you haven't gone through those near the relays) Hope this helps



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