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Transmission fuse on my 2001 frontier blows

I have replaced the neutral switch but the fuse blows when it goes in reverse. (but not all the time). when it blows, the check engine light comes on and it seems the transmission goes into overdrive only. when you cut it off, it will not crank.

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SOURCE: The automatic transmission fuse blows (only when it is in reverse

check if linkage is touching bare wires

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