I have a 2000 Plymouth Neon. It has been running fine until about two weeks ago. About two weeks ago it stopped on my wife suddenly when she stopped at a friend's house. It started back up later. It stopped on her again and would not start up so I went and/ based on internet reports of similar situations, saw corroded battery cables and changed them with a temporary fix and it started fine. I also found 3 blown fuses and replaced them with resetting type fuses that would reset if blown. The 20 amp fuse to the heater blower motor is okay. The next day she told me the fuses I had put in to replace the burnt ones which were the circuit breaker type of fuses were clicking and the tiny lights on the door and window switches were turning on and off. I drove it to work and it ran fine until the last 35 miles is started clicking on me and after I stopped at a stop light and died on me it started up easy but any attempt at acceleration would kill the engine. Eventually I slowly accelerated and got out of there and returned home. Accelerating in a reverse gear would NOT cause it to shut off. For a while it kept on starting then dying upon acceleration with the fuses audibly clicking as they were breaking the circuit.
But now just turning on the ignition key
causes the fuse number 7 to blow each time.
And a if I use a circuit breaker fuse it constantly clicks on and off.
I checked the relays under the hood in the fuse box there and using the relay for the horn that worked properly replaced it with the one in the position for the automatic shutoff relay and the fuses still would short and the asr fuse let the horn work properly so I doubt if the relay is the problem.
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 4th, 2015 AT 5:03 PM