95 Cirrus blown 2 #8 (ign,fuel,starter)fuses in one week

Discussion in 'Cirrus' started by dave, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. dave

    dave Guest

    Its a 20 Amp fuse under the hood. Other than this
    the car has been great. Now I am afraid to take it
    Does anyone have any idea on what to fix?
    dave, Dec 27, 2006
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  2. dave

    maxpower Guest

    More then likely the starter is causing the problem. keep spare fuses with
    you. But sooner or later the fuses will not allow the starter to engage

    maxpower, Dec 27, 2006
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  3. dave

    dave Guest

    Thanks for the reply Glenn
    I probably should have given more detail.
    It happens as soon as the ignition key is turned on.
    The starter never gets to even try and I don't hear the
    fuel pump start up. Not even a click of anything trying,
    just the daytime headlights come on. Its almost as though
    the fuse blew just as I shut it off the night before.
    In your opinion is the starter still the most likely suspect?
    dave, Dec 27, 2006
  4. dave

    maxpower Guest

    Chrysler made it very difficult for us to check this particular problem out
    because they put fuel, spark, PCM and starter on the same circuit, protected
    by the same fuse. You need to make sure that the fuse blows only when you
    turn the key on and not while you try to crank it. when you go to start the
    vehicle, turn the key to the run position and look at the fuse, if it is ok,
    then go to crank. If the fuse pops while going to the crank position the
    starter is normally at fault.
    The fact that the fuse only blows when you go to start it and does not
    happen as you drive it also tells me the starter is at fault. If the PCM,
    Fuel Pump or ASD was the problem the fuse would pop as you are driving and
    cut out. I believe this isn't your case correct?

    maxpower, Dec 27, 2006
  5. dave

    dave Guest

    Thats right Glenn.
    I ran the test as you described and the fuse blows when I turn the
    key to the cranking position.
    Thanks again for your help.
    dave, Dec 28, 2006
  6. dave

    Hennie Guest

    Hello Dave,

    I had the same problem with my Cirrus 1995. (Stratus in Holland) I took of
    the starter and I saw that the maincable made bad contact to the starter.
    (some rust) I cleaned everything and put everything together.I had never
    problems anymore.

    Hennie, Dec 30, 2006
  7. dave

    dave Guest

    Thanks for the reply Hennie.
    I had to tow it to the shop last Thursday....
    don't know yet what they found
    dave, Jan 1, 2007
  8. dave

    Hennie Guest

    Please let us know what was wrong with your car.

    Hennie, Jan 1, 2007
  9. dave

    dave Guest

    Finally got the Cirrus back yesterday. (I didn't need it rushed!)
    My mechanic replaced the starter and so far all is fine.

    Thanks for the help
    dave, Jan 14, 2007
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