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I have an 2001 sebring convertable 2.7 L engine. I

I blew the 20 amp start fuse. I replaced it and the car started ok. I was looking for a wire diagram to see what could have made the fuse blow.

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  • jgmcgown Apr 27, 2010

    what color are those two wires.



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The starter circuit on today vehicle has not change since the good old days.
I attached two pictures of 2001 Sebring 2.7 starter for reference.
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There are only few items on the starter circuit.
Starter motor
Heavy duty positive wire to the positive battery terminal or alternator terminal (protected by fuse and fuse-able link)
Start relay/solenoid (small tubular) solenoid that sit on top of the starter motor) that push the starter gear toward the flywheel
and the ignition control wire from the key switch inside the steering column.
When you turn the ignition key to the start position,it power up the relay/solenoid.
Fraction of a second later the starter spin up and the solenoid push the small starter gear onto the flywheel to start the engine.
When you release to the key to run position the spring pull the starter gear back to it sited position.

Today's re-manufacturer for your car cost about $145. Plus a small core deposit for few dollar until you return the old starter for recycle.
The warranty range from lifetime to 90 days (depend on brand)
An aged start will fail in a hot day. The wire insulation coating can wear out. In time it will cause an internal and intermittent short inside the starter motor.
Replace the starter is a 1/2 hour job for most DIY'er.

I hope this answer your question.

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    Vincent_G May 01, 2010

    The large POWER cable will be RED.

    The control wire is attach to the TOP contact point of the solenoid.

    PLEASE see pictures.

    It's a small metal tab on top of the solenoid.

    You have to be near the start to inspect the color of this control wire.


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The only wire that would cause that is the litte terminal wire leading from the starter to the relay, then frm the relay to the ignition switch.

It could also have been your starter motor which caused it to blow as well, so check the wiring first make sure its not touching any metal anywhere, if thats ok then it would have been your starter motor.

If you need more information just let me know.


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    Jason Maurirere May 05, 2010

    I can't seem to get a wiring diagram for this vehicle, but the small wire on the starter is the one you should pull off, then replace the fuse unless you have an ampmter you can test it with first.

    If there is no short then try turning the key to the start position before replacing the terminal back on the solenoid.

    If still no short, then you have a short in your starter solenoid which in that case you will have to remove the starter to have it repaired.



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