How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask John Your Own Question
John, triple chrysler master tech
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 2251
Experience:  43 years,triple chrys ,ase master tech,l1,t2 b5 a1-a8 Hev spec.
Type Your Chrysler Question Here...
John is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I replace the 20 Amp fuse several times..blew

Customer Question

I replace the 20 Amp fuse several times. Replace with 25 Amp & it worked only once but blew also. I have no problem for several days, then it happens again. Only one turn of ignition switch and it blows on the first click. No engine turnover. Only blown fuse. Tried diagnostics but that doesn't find short. What else can I do? Spent too much already with no fix. Everyone charging for looking at it.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.

Hi my name is John.


What make,model,year, and engine do you have?


Does it blow when you turn on the key or when you try to turn over the engine?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Chrysler, Sebring, 2002 - Blows when I turn on the key. No turn over happens. I used 10 fuses 2 days ago and no start. Today I used 1 20 amp fuse and it started up repeatedly.
Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.

When it blowing the fuse try pulling out the fuel pump relay and see if it stop blowing the fuse.You can buy a circuit breaker to install in there instead of a fuse till you fix the car.


If it doesn't blow the fuse when you have the fuel pump relay out you will need a fuel pump.


let me know

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is it because a bad fuel pump isn't taking a charge or is the bad fuel pump pulling more current? I will follow your advice, but just want to have a better understanding as I'm not a mechanic. Thank you
Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.

If the fuse doesn't blow when you have the fuel pump relay pulled out and it does blow when you have it in.The current draw for the fuel pump is more than the fuse.If it blow out only when you are cranking the engine over than the draw at the startewr is more than the could do a resistance test of the wire if you think the wiring is a problem.With an OHM meter it should read .5 ohm or less on the resistance.


Let me know if the fuse blow when youy have the relayout.


Please push the accept button when were done.


Thank you for choosing just answer.