2004 Dodge Neon shuts off

Tiny
AKILGUS
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  • 2004 DODGE NEON
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 38,000 MILES
I have a 2004 dodge neon the shuts off when you make a hard left hand turn, you lose all power. II been told it was the abs wire hanging that was hitting the tire and shorting out a 20 amp fuse. Had that fix but it is still doing it. Took it to auto zone to check the codes but was told machine only checks for bad codes want pick up electrical problems. When it goes out you can not crank or steer it, once you replace the fuse it works find until you make a hard left turn. I don't have a manuel to tell me what the fuse is for, just keep being told it is electrical. Any help you could give me, tired of taking it to people and they guess at it. I just want someone to fix it. Any thoughts on locating the problem?
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 9:34 AM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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Any ABS wire that is hitting a tire may trigger the ABS warning light, but it won't kill the motor. In order to help you, I need to know what # fuse is blowing.
Also;
1- is it "only" on sharp left turns?
2- is it the same fuse all the time?
3- does this happen "every" time you make a hard left turn?
The above information will help us narrow down your problem. Please advise.
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
MORTICAR
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Just a shot in the dark but I beleive the fuse runs more than just the abs. There are a few systems that use a 20 amp fuse so I am not sure if this is completely related but you said that you had the other fixed and it is still blowing fuses. The circuit I am looking at for your problem is the auto shut down circuit which is related to the fuse in the abs system. There is a relay under the hood that controls the auto shut down feature. If this is the same fuse that is causing your problem it also in line with this feature as well. There is definitly some kind of short happening when you turn the wheel so the easiest way to see what might be causing the problem is turn the steering wheel all the way to the left and turn off the car if it doesnt stall and look under the car where it could possibly be bending the harness or still touching somewhere underneath. That is going to be most likely where the problem lies. You may have to open up the harness and look for a broken wire. You may have to trace from the last point you know was fixed on up or it might not even be in that system. Like james said we need to know what fuse it is to trace it out. I hope this helps some but more info would be helpful to figure this ouut for you. MORT
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Thursday, December 4th, 2008 AT 9:08 PM

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