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I have a 1998 k2500 5.7 liter.I turned the key and noticed no instrument cluster lights,the fuel pump wont turn on.I found a 40 amp maxi fuse blown under the hood.I replaced it and the lights came on as well as the fuel pump.When I tried to start it blew the fuse again.I recently replaced the starter with a rebuilt one.Could this be a cause for the short??Anything else known for causing this?I haven't found any broken wires.

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    Raymond Ramirez May 11, 2010

    The fuel pump maybe doing it. you can try and see if the fuel pump has a fuel pump relay. either the relay or the pump. As soon as you turn the ignition to acc you should hear the fuel pump cycle do not tourn the car on. turn the key to the off position and hit it again... if it doesnt blow then I suspect the stater soleniod is shorting to ground. If you remove the starter you can take it to autozone they will test it for free. This is the starter solenoid part of the starter or can you replace just the solenoid

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Recheck the wires coming from the starter, for rub-thru, and grounding. Commonly a wire gets pinched between the starter and the starter housing. Wiring touching or near the exhaust manifold can melt, check there too :)

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The 40 amp maxi fuse in the underhood junction block (According to the information I have, there is only one 40 amp fuse in there..) goes directly to the ignition switch. From there, it goes to the buss bar in the Instrument Panel Fuse Block where it feeds several smaller fuses. It also feeds the starter relay in the Underhood Fuse and Relay Center.

My biggest concern would be: What caused the fuse to blow in the first place?

If you get nothing else from my preaching, get this:

Fuses don't blow for no reason....ESPECIALLY not a 40-amp Maxi Fuse!

I can't count how many times I have heard people say: "It's JUST a blown fuse." WHAT???

I have been at this for 35 years and I can tell you that blown fuses are reason for major concern in my book. That 40-Amp Maxi Fuse just saved your truck from burning to the ground and you need to find out why!

The only way that fuse is going to blow is if there is a direct short to ground between the Underhood Fuse and Relay Center and the Instrument Panel Fuse Block (The only "component" between these two is the ignition switch.) or if the secondary side of the starter relay circuit is shorted to ground. The secondary side of the starter relay feeds the "S" terminal of the starter solenoid. (at the starter)

I think the first place I would look for the problem would be the circuit between the starter relay and the starter. It is likely to be shorted against the exhaust or engine block. If this is the case, it most likely fried the starter relay in the process. (which is why the fuse no longer blows and the engine no longer starts)

Aftermarket remote starting units are also usually tied into this circuit. If your vehicle has one of these, it could very likely be the original source of your problem.

At any rate, there should be no rest, truck running or not, until the reason for the blown fuse is found. You will most likely get the truck running in the process of locating the reason for the blown fuse.

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1. Washer nozzle heaters, glove compartment light (10A).
2. Turn signal lights (10A).
3. Fog light relay, instrument panel light dimmer switch (5A).
4. License plate light (5A).
5. Comfort system, cruise control, A/C, steering wheel module (7.5A).
6. Central locking system (5A).
7. Back-up lights, speedometer vehicle speed sensor (VSS) (10A).
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19. Headlight high beam, left (10A).
20. Headlight low beam, right (15A).
21. Headlight low beam, left (15A).
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23. Parking lights left, side marker left (5A).
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25. Fresh air blower, A/C (25A).
26. Rear window defogger (25A).
27. Motor for rear windshield wiper (15A). (if equipped)
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29. Engine control module (ECM) gasoline engine (15A)
30. Power sunroof control module (20A).
31. Transmission control module (TCM) (20A).
32. Injectors: gasoline engine (10A)
33. Headlight washer system (20A).
34. Engine control elements (10A).
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38. Central locking system (w/ power windows), Trunk light, fuel door, Trunk lid (15A).
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40. Dual tone horn (20A).
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19. Headlight high beam, left (10A).
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28. Fuel pump (FP) (15A).
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31. Transmission control module (TCM) (20A).
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40. Dual tone horn (20A).
41. Cigarette lighter (15A).
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43. Engine control elements (10A).
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S179. ABS (30A).
S180. Coolant fan (30A).

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