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Blowing a fuse when I start the car

When I try to start my 1999 Stratus I will blow a fuse. This isn't happening every time it's started. When you go to start the car it will just click once and then nothing. All lights are on and bright.

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Sounds like a bare wire is touching the metal oart of the car, as this doesnt happen all the time it must be sitting just off a metal object check positive leads near battery if any of these are showing wire and are near metal if they touch a fuse will blow

Posted on May 19, 2009

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