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When I turn on the ignition. Sometimes will sometimes won't

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2010

    A fuse blows and the car will not start. Does not turn over at all. Dead.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2010

    How can I tell?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2010

    1995 Dodge Stratus. I do not have the car with me to check the fuse panel cover, but I really don't recall anything on the cover'

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2010

    My son seems to think that it happens when it is cold. He said that in the morning and night it blew the fuse, but when he tried it around 2 pm it started with no problem. We tried jiggling the steering wheel but not the key itself. I'll try that when I get home. Thanks.

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Its possible that you have problems with the contacts on the ignition switches, or starter; are you check the battery charge?

Sometimes a car may have an intermittent problem, when it starts fine most of the time, but once in a while it doesn't. Such problems, that are not presented at all times, could be very difficult to diagnose. What will help your mechanic to find such an intermittent problem is if you notice when, under what conditions the car doesn't start and what helps to get it started. For example, if you notice that wiggling the ignition key helps to get the car started, it may tell your mechanic that the problem is likely with the ignition switch (very common problem). Or if the security light flashes on the instrument panel each time the car doesn't start could tell your mechanic to begin with checking anti-theft system.

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Please clarify your question. What exactly is not working?

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    nvannoy Dec 13, 2010

    Which fuse is it?
    i.e. Main, alternator, ignition, starter, fuel pump, injectors

  • nvannoy
    nvannoy Dec 14, 2010

    Let's start with the year, make and model. And look on the fuse panel cover there may be a number or letters describing the different fuses. Other wise, once I have the vehicle info I can help you figure out what to look for.

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