Ignition fuse blows when starting

Tiny
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  • 1999 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
Four cylinder front wheel drive automatic 130,000 miles.

My vehicle keeps blowing the ignition fuse when I try to start it. All you hear is the starter solenoid kick in (makes a "tink" sound) and then the fuse blows, the engine never even gets a chance to crank. I replaced the first blown fuse about a week ago when diagnosing the problem and things were fine, but now it is to the point where you cannot even start the car at all. Any help would be appreciated.
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 AT 9:06 AM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Is the fuse #8 20 amp located in power distribution center?
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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I will have to take a look. I believe the fuse that is blowing is a 10 amp fuse in a slot marked Ignition, but I will double check that and get back to you.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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Yes, it is a 20 amp fuse in a slot called Ignition in the fuse box under the hood.
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Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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That fuse powers fuel pump, ASD relay, ignition and starter relay. Suspect faulty starter and the "tink" is it engaging then drawing too many Amps blows fuse. Try this in PDC relay/fuse box under hood remove starter relay try and start does fuse not blow? If yes then starter.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 7:08 AM
Tiny
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Okay great, I will go give that a try a and let you know what happens. Thank you for the information.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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Is this the same fuse box that the fuse that keeps blowing is in? I do not see a starter relay in this fuse box. Here is a picture of the inside cover of the fuse box that contains the fuse:


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/421444_100_4757_1.jpg

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 2:47 PM
Tiny
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In my last reply what I meant to say is, "this is the fuse box that the 20 amp fuse which keeps blowing is in". I took a picture of the lid so you can tell me which relay to pull since I do not see one specifically marked "starter relay" I looked in the fuse panel inside the car as well and there is no starter relay in there either.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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Just to right of where picture stops there are four relays, two fan and the ASD and starter relay.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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  • 1999 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
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I had a blown ignition fuse last weekend. Replaced it and drove a few more days until it blew again. Not sure whats up. I have changed it again and it starts. Im afraid there is a short it it somewhere. I thought it was battery at first but wasnt.
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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So its the one that runs the starter?
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Its ignition fuel starter fuse
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Does it blow while your trying to start it?
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Yes
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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But it doesnt blow everytime I start it. I have a new fuse in now and it starts. It might last a couple days or could be out when I go out.
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have had a couple of sebrings do that and turned out to the starter. ITS GOING to be the starter or the trigger wire to the starter.
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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How do I get to the starter? Im not a mechanic. I have changed some things on other cars tho
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Look and see if the starter is down behind the front engine mount?It might be behind the front engine mount.
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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 AT 12:44 PM (Merged)

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