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Starter/Fuel Pump fuse, or the Relay Fuse blow

Either the Starter/Fuel Pump fuse, or the Relay Fuse blows when I turn the ignition to ON. I removed all the relays under the hood but it still blows a fuse. I've read all the diagnostic posts I could find and I don't believe that it's the starter, or the fuel pump. I also don't believe any wiring is shorting out as this is a very clean, low mileage car and the harnesses and connectors are static.

About a year ago, these two fuses would blow out. I didn't have any 20A fuses so I put in a 25A and a 30A but forgot about correcting them. About a week ago, these fuses started blowing again. I began removing the starter but determined that it was functioning correctly before I removed it. I replaced the fuses and the car was fine for a week. Yesterday, the car just stopped while it was running.

I'm starting to suspect that the ignition switch is shorting. About 18 months ago, the battery would go dead overnight. The said that something in the radio/CD player was shorting the ABS system, causing the battery to drain. The car has been fine since the radio was disconnected (except no radio). Perhaps this was a prelude to the current problem. The dealer never really found the short.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    replace the fuel pump

  • rjm60 Jun 21, 2014

    The fuek ump was fine. Culprit was an intermitent short in a wire harness under the dashboard. Very dfficult to find. Easy to repair. Resulted from 2 (of 3 ) connector locations being swapped under the dash. This causedoe ness to rub ag the sharp edge of a dashboard upport because the connector was i the wrong location, the thick pad place the sharp sheetmetal edge didot keep the wir frim rubbng. Eventually, thesheetmetal cut trough the nulaion of a supply wire causig the lower rated 2 fuses to low (they're i.

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The fuel pump comes on when you turn the key on the starter comes on when you turn all the way to start so i would think the short is in the fuel pump if it blows by just turning the key on

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This is spooky because the same thing has happened to me with a 2001 sebring convertible. Battery started dying overnight... so I would pull the radio fuse everynight and it was fine. Then the other day...the car stalled while I was driving... transmission revved way up as though it was not engaged, car stalled and acted like it was overheated. I suspect an electrical issue too, maybe one having to do with onboard computer. Any thoughts?

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