Keeps blowing fuses

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE RAM
  • 5.2L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 600 MILES
Blew 30amp engine control fuse twice; blew 40amp ABS pump fuse; put a 40amp instead of 30 started right up. Is this okay and safe? Why is it blowing? Dash fuse box has yellow, blue, red, to go camping with fuses need wire diagram for what amps they connect to.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 AT 2:34 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon.

Absolutely not on the 40 amp fuse. You will overheat the wiring and could cause a fire.

You need to find out what is causing the fuse to fail.

What fuse number is failing?

Roy

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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30 amp an 40 I changed them 40 is still good as soon as I turned ingition 30 blew. I went through hood fuses No censors. And went through cab fuses. All good. Put tester on all good. Feb.2018, had refurbished moter had it put in. Ran good bout 1-1/2 month fuel pump went. Had that put in. Several weeks later it started dying out hard to start. But it stopped. I paid the man his price without complaint. My breather cover was not on it set inside a cover. An had a wire with a piece of rubber at the end. Was put in I take care of truck. I kept oil in it. Could any of this make a problem.I can get those to replace. Three wires run to cab fuses:yellow , blue, red I remember where they go I want to see how an where they are hooked from someone who can help me. Blue is throwing me it's only one not hooked to same color of fuse.I want to make sure I took the 30 amp blowed out I tried the 40 an it started I didn't give it a chance to start up an run but it did start I looked at the 40 before an after I put an took out it wasn't the same seemed to have made it look bent like it was sold in half I wish I knew how better to explain without alot of word I'm sorry thank you for your help I'm limited to what I can work on an do myself my right arm was taken several years. Most I can work it out.
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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Ok, thanks for the update.

Again, what is the fuse number in the fuse box that is failing?

Roy
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Thursday, October 25th, 2018 AT 3:22 AM
Tiny
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30amp engine control an please send me a picture of correct place for wires
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Thursday, October 25th, 2018 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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Ok, which fuse in the picture?

What is that jumper wire?

Roy
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Thursday, October 25th, 2018 AT 1:12 PM

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