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20-amp starter/ignition fuse keeps blowing & car won't start

My daughters car wouldn't start & I found the 20-amp starter/ignition fuse to be blown. I replaced it, cranked the car a few times...then, on the 3rd time...it blew the fuse. I went through this replacing the fuse process a few times...then, jiggled a few wires & it remained running for a week or two. Today, it is doing the same thing. Replacing the fuse allows it to crank. What's up? I'm her mother...not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination..so, I really need some help here...thanks...Now...her tail lights are out too...

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  • col_ga2 Jun 24, 2008

    thanks...but how do I find it???

  • col_ga2 Jun 24, 2008

    thanks...but how do I find it???

  • col_ga2 Jun 24, 2008

    Okay, thanks...will try that.....what a headache, huh!

  • myoutboards Jul 30, 2008

    im having same problem, but mine wont even crank. fuse blows instantly when key is turned.



    myoutboards@yahoo.com

  • amh8146 Aug 04, 2008

    having same problem happens all the time getting stuck places with kids
    in car,please need help..spent lots of money on shops that can't find
    the issue.

  • vash916 Dec 20, 2008

    same problem

  • spencer6565 Jan 16, 2009

    the fuse for the starter keeps blowing and cant figure out why changed like 3 or 4 times just wondering what to do

  • america_calv May 19, 2009

    the fuse keeps blowing and once i disconnected the starter the fuse was fine. I was told if that happens than its the starter. Is that true?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Fuse blows every time I put a new one in.

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Its the starter

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Check you probably got wire that touch each oder start from the starter all the way to the trasmission because it goes to the neutral switch before the starter good luck pierre

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  • pierre laplante Jun 24, 2008

    im a mechanic and even for us electrical problem you no when you start but you dont no when you finish you can always look around thr wire you wiggle if you sway it was good for a week that probably mean you move the wire that causing the problem good luck. pierre

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