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50A IGN Starter SW/ Starter fuse blows every time I start the vehicle

How do i run a wire inspection from the engine fuse box to check for any grounds possibly causing it to blow? The IGN SW/Starter 50AMP fuse is the only one that is blowing.

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There is a pattern failure on that vehicle for starter solenoids spiking on initial crank and blowing the fuse. At one time there was a service message to install a larger fuse, but that was recalled because it threatened excessive wire heating and possible fire if someone held the key in the on position more than the usual few seconds and there was a short internally.

The proper repair is to verify wiring between fuse and starter, and if its not rubbed through and touching ground, you should replace the starter.

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Run a jumper from the fuse connection to the starter

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