What do I do next?

Tiny
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Based on the questions I asked yesterday I was told that the starter control circuit is shorted directly to the ground. What do I do next?
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 8:35 PM

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Tiny
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If you stay on the original post, the person you were talking to will know your asking another question. If you make a new post, they won't know, except by accident.

Does it blow at key on or crank position? Maybe a wiring circuit is shorted? Can you turn the crank by hand, the engine isn't froze-up?
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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The starter fuse blows when I turn the key.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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The fuse blows when I try to start the car.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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The ignition switch has more than one position. The crank position is spring loaded will spring back to on position when released. Does it blow at the on or crank position? Just trying to understand? What is the amp rating of fuse? Again can you turn the crank by hand, try to turn the flywheel if no other way.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 9:02 PM
Tiny
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It is in the crank position when it blows. The amp rating is 20. My hubby has bought six fuses already and they all seem to blow. He has checked all the wires under the hood. We bought a new starter last november. We bought a new alternator last week. It has brand new battery in it also. The fuse still blows.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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If the engine is froze-up, it may be causing the fuse to blow? That's why I asked if you could turn the crank/flywheel by hand. If you can turn it, the engine isn't froze.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
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The engine isn't froze. I happended two days after my husband drove through a small water puddle.
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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 AT 9:51 PM
Tiny
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Pull the starter relay, Use jumper wire from battery to proper terminal at the relay to crank, don't use ignition switch to crank, key on. Does the fuse still blow? Your going to have to do some testing, the only way. Any testing, make sure the tranny is in park or neutral and the e-brake is set.

Ras was the original person you were talking to, maybe he can give you a better answer. He is higher rated than I.
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Sunday, February 19th, 2012 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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Ok. Will try that tomorrow. Thank you.
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 4:04 AM
Tiny
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We got the car fixed. The plug for the solenoid wire was bad. Thank you for your help.
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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Glad you go it going your way.
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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 9:13 PM

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