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Occasionally blows 30 amp fuse and dies when I hit a bump. Put a new fuse in and fires right up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1996 Jeep Cherokee Died
Likely you got lots of water in the alternator. find a way to dry it out (compressed air usually works). Then try again. Water can damage alt permanently so you may need to have it tested (on a machine, out of car). Make sure you dry everything else as well water in any system can really mess things up!!!
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
It sounds like a bad ignition switch or something is grounding out.Try to isolate the problem to key positions.See if the fuse blows when you turn the key to ACC(when your dash lights come on without starting)If the fuse does not blow then when you go to start it and it blows it could be one of many problems,the more common ones could be ignition switch,wiring,starter relay,starter soleniod,or perhaps the starter itself is shorting out,this can sometimes happen when a starter goes bad.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
There's a short in the circut. Check continuity of the wires that feed from that fuse (you'll need a wiring diagram to identify each wire). You've got something that is causing too much amperage to move through the circut and the fuse blows. Make sure the amperage on the fuse is correct for the application (your owner's manual or fuse box diagram should tell you what amperage rating to install in each fuse slot).
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
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