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1995 Dodge Stratus Question: PCM fuse burns out

 

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Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Bayport, NY, April 11, 2010, 07:50

Hi!
My stratus 95 wont start anymore, the fuse to the PCM, ASD burns out when i put it in..
Do you think my PCM is broken?
Thank you!:)

Morten Olsen, Norway.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 11, 2010, 12:36
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    You have a short circuit in the PCM circuit, but it can be a power wire shorted to ground or an internal short in one of the electrical components in the circuit.
    Try disconnecting the electrical components on the circuit one at a time, and see if the fuse continues to blow. When you remove a part (pcm, relay, etc) and the fuse stops blowing you have started to narrow down your short circuit.
    Then examine the wiring in the circuit for places where the wire may be rubbing on a piece of metal, causing the short circuit.
    You should have a wiring diagram to perform this type of diagnosis, try here for a good one: http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online

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    Olsen, April 12, 2010, 16:38
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    Thank you, bretb:) I have ordered a haines book now and it should come in a day or two so I will do that.. I have disconnected everything on the engine, but the problem is still there. Do you know if there has been a lot of problems with the wiring on this model? After reading a couple of stratus-forums, I am getting a bit nervous about that:) Stalling, idle, cold starts...
    Anyways, thanks again for the quick answer:)

    Morten

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