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, im peyton I have a 2000 nissan maxima the fuse

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JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Hi im peyton I have a 2000 nissan maxima the fuse under the hood says Eng Cont 2 keeps blowing. as soon as you put another in it blows
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Hey there, this is a direct short.

If i provide you a diagram of the fuse panel can you tell me which fuse number it is?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll try on the block there is no # ***** 15a on the cover it says Eng Cont 2
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Let me know

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you can send the diagram but on my fuse block their are no #'s
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

i already sent the diagram, click and open it.

I know yours doesn't have numbers, if it did i wouldn't need to send a diagram so you can match your LOCATION with MY NUMBER.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Factory service manuals don't have descriptions for the fuses, we have fuse #'s. We look at what accessories run of that specific fuse# ***** the wiring diagram.

All you need to do is take the diagram and compare it with your fuse panel. Then tell me which # ***** it is on the diagram thats blowing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the # ***** *****
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

You sure? I am showing that as the audio fuse

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
try 59
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

that sounds right as it responds to engine control sensors

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the cover says ENG CONT2
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

sounds like 59 is right then.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

So this fuse is blowing with the KEY OFF? soon as you replace it?

Or after you turn the key to ON or START?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
with the key off as soon as you touch the new one to the block
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Thats a direct short to a pre-ignition power source in that circuit.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

With all the stuff it feeds, that's not gonna be fun at all.

Let me check if there were any bulletins or anything in our system for this issue. Maybe we can simplify it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hope so
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

are you at the car now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

I need you to try some things at the vehicle to narrow this down.

COuld be an issue with the ignition coils for starters.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

The other thing is the electric motor mounts on these cars. They will cause this issue so you need to unplug the electric motor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can go there but don't have access to computer . where is the motor located.
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

The motor mount is up by the radiator, you will see the connector for it close to the o2 sensor harness.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

The circuit here is fairly large, but if you have not done any recent work that may have pinched some wires. Then the best bet is to start with the KNOWN problems on this model that run in this circuit. The first being the electric engine mount.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have you on my cell now i'll go to the car. it will take 5 min
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

i got some good pics for your connectors.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

there ya go!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Found it
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

unplug them both!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Both unplugged fuse blew
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

go figure, try this.

Unplug the front ignition coils.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok unplugged
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Fuse blew
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

crap just seen your reply. sorry for delay

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

TRy another on the circuit.

Unplug the IACV

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Hope you have a large pack of fuses at this rate lol.

Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

I know these cars also had issues with the wiring harness by the passengers side strut tower. The wires inside the harness get too tight and chafe or break.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Iacv where n what
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

thats the idle air control valve.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Off fuse blew
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Just going to have to check the other items in the circuit unfortunately.

If you have problems identifying one let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

Sorry it couldn't be something common unfortunately.