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Fuse to fuel pump blows

The fuse that traces to the fuel pump keeps blowing. I can get maybe 2 miles on it now but everytime I exert a little effort on the throttle, when I let off and the slow with the engine back pressure a little bit, the fuse blows and the fuel pump shuts down. replace the fuse and bada boom, cranks right up. lasts only a short time then... gone again....went through 2 boxes of 15 amp fuses and 2 20 amp fuses driving 10 miles to get it home.

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there has to be something simple. check for broke/melted wires, wiggle test wires to make it blow fuse. how long does it take to blow fuse. does the fan go you have to ride it to get it to blow?

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Ignition Fuse keeps blowing

From another forum,

"You've got an exposed hot wire somewhere in the power circuit that's grounding out and causing resistance in the wire. Not sure how to help on this one, electrical problems are damn near invisible, but I'd start looking for a burn mark or scorched insulation on any of the wiring leading up the relay, starter, or main fuze block in the tail."

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SOURCE: 2000 ZX-9 blows the 10 amp ignition fuse everytime

there must be an exposed piece of wiring somewhere, touching to an earth, causing a short out, and the fuse to blow.?

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SOURCE: Can a bad voltage regulator cause the main 30 amp fuse to blow?

Usually a bad regulator will only cause problems with charging...
Sounds like you've got a short somewhere in the wiring...I'd start by checking the ignition switch wiring and the connections going into the fuse box.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012

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