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2005 Ford Escapr XLT 3.0L 6 cylinder engine. Was stopped at a red light, when light changed I accelerated and car cut out. Would not re-start. No engine or warning lights prior - just died. Pushed it to a mechanic shop (lucky there was one on the corner of the intersection where the car died). Mechanic checked it and replaced the fuse, which then blew. He says a defective fuse #8 melted the PCM connector and shorted the PCM. If we replace the fuse, the PCM and the PCM connector what, if anything, can be done to prevent this from happening again? What would make the fuse defective/fail like this? Thanks for the time you all give to help people out!
You must find the short in your wiring or else they will keep pulling fuses and causing more electrical issues what's backtrack on an electrical schematic for your vehicle where these components wearing begin and end. With a multimeter you can test 4 shorts and continuity Legend of your wiring that you suspect to be culprit of your situation. Replace the wiring and or fuses connectors or what have you and you should be fine
Posted on Oct 01, 2019
Usual suspect is corrosion, i use Dielectric grease on all my plugs on my vehicle to keep moisture out of connections, i also use battery spray on terminal sealer on battery, starter, ground connections
Posted on Oct 01, 2019
Testimonial: "Thanks for responding. Would this be corrosion be on the PCM, the PCM connectors, or the fuse? I took the PCM out myself and it's pretty clean. Haven't looked at the fuse area though."
MAKE A STINK! U ARE NOT ALONE. Please talk to ur doctor. If they don't listen, talk to ur mla, if they don't listen talk to ur radio station/local media outlet. There has been recalls on faulty medical implants. If u have info on device, Google it. U might b able to partake in a class action. Serious stuff dude! Look into it. CBC has done a series on it. It is real! Please do yourself a favour and don't b quiet!
Posted on Oct 01, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Blows fuse wont start
More than likely its being caused by a short-circuit to ground in the wiring in your Cranking Circuit.
If it blows the fuse immediately after installing the fuse, its probably a hot-wire. If it blows it the second you try to crank it over, its probably one of the wires between your ignition and the Starter Relay.
To track down the bad wire you'll need a Wiring Schematic for the vehicle and either a Digital Volt/Ohm-Meter or Test-Light and a basic understanding of wiring which is... honestly a little hard to explain over the internet. However, that is the only course that can be taken without taking the vehicle to a qualified Dealership Technician.
Posted on May 16, 2008
SOURCE: Car won't start
k is there power to fuel pump? yes,,, check grounds..... NO check relay only get kia relays for main and fuelpump since o2s run on the same relay,..... if relay is good suspect comp.... mine has same problem with no power to fuel pump i have now traced problem to ecu sux but at least it has a new fuel pump and relay lol.....
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
yes , repair the alternator
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you I am having it replaced along with the Serpentine belt which has 220K miles orig."
There is a problem being logged into your computer for the light to be on. Take a little advise and check your local parts stores for a code reader. Some parts stores will hook to your car with their reader and tell you the problem. If the mechanic did not hook to your car with an OBD II reader, then he is just guessing what is wrong. There are a lot of sensors that cause this light to go on. This will effect the drivability of your car too. So in short, I do not agree with this mechanic if he did not hook your car up to a ODB II reader/scanner.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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