Starter fuse blows

Tiny
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  • 2001 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,000 MILES
The starter fuse was blown when I picked it up. I replaced the five amp fuse and started the car fine. I turned it off and restart a number of times all was okay, until I drove the car. It runs fine but once I shut of the engine and attempt to start it the fuse is blown.
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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 AT 4:36 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hey RARENSDORFF,

It sounds like the starter relay could be causing the problem, I found this wiring diagram for you.

Please let us know what you find so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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Ken thanks for the info and the diagram was perfect. I installed the new relay today will take the car for a long drive this weekend. I will keep you updated
Thanks again
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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 AT 9:41 PM
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016 AT 10:38 PM
Tiny
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Ken bad news I test drove the car yesterday and once I shut it off it wouldn't start. Replaced the fuse and when I tried to start it it blew the fuse I let it sit overnight popped a new fuse and it fired right up took it for a spin and shut it down again and fuse blown I replaced fuse and it blew the fuse as soon as I hit the start, so either the starter is getting hot or a relay is sticking when it heats up and blowing fuse
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Saturday, October 29th, 2016 AT 1:45 PM
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Hey, sorry to hear that electrical problem at are intermittent can be tough, I noticed the neutral safety switch is run by that fuse to and the ECM I'm wondering if one of those is shorting or if one of the wires is shorting to ground which is causing the engine to stall. Replace the fuse and with the engine running wiggle the wiring harness in the engine compartment and down by the transmission and the computer to see if you can get it to stall again. This might point us in the right direction, please let me know.

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Sunday, October 30th, 2016 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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Hi Ken
No the engine does not stall, in fact a runs like champ. However once I drive the car and shut it off, then try to start it again it blows the fuse. Yesterday I put a new fuse in and started the car let it run for 20 min in fact I took it down the drive way and backed into my driveway I shut it off and it started up fine. I let the car run out it in drove idling in drove with my foot on the brake and shut it down and it started up fine. It seems to happen if I actually drove the for a mile or so and once the fuse blows I cannot start the it will continue to blow fuses until it cools down which is approx 3-4 hrs.
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Monday, October 31st, 2016 AT 7:01 AM
Tiny
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I apologize for the typo's So I left it in the driveway and let it idle for 14-20 minutes I also sat in the vehicle and placed it in drive with foot on the brake I sat there idling in drive for another 10-15 minutes, shut it off and it started right back up. So all appears good until I drive it around the block approx. 1-2 miles then if I shut it off it will not start again any attempts at changing out the fuse and trying to start it will result in fuse bowing. It take 3-4 hrs before the cars appears cool and then I pop in a fuse and it fires right up.
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Monday, October 31st, 2016 AT 10:07 AM
Tiny
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Ok, that only leaves the black and white wire that can be shorting. While it is running can you pull on the wiring harness to see if the fuse blows? Also after the engine is running pull the plug on the neutral safety switch and drive it to see if the fuse blows. It'e either the wire, which you need to run a new one, the neutral safety switch or the ECM itself.

Let me know what you find after checking it out

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Monday, October 31st, 2016 AT 3:28 PM

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