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my 2000 was fine then popped the "start sol" fuse under the hood & now won't start. just pops new fuse.
Where do i start??
 

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I do not know, I was looking at a friends last night and find no problems. Please post back if you do find out, I would like to know.
 

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sounds like you have a shorted start solenoid...if memory serves me...it's integrated into the starter..or you're wiring to the solenoid is chaffed and touching the frame somewhere...Fuses just are there to protect the wiring from burning up from toomuch current draw. if you check it with a meter...you should have some sort of resistance across the coil of the solenoid..but not a dead short to ground (the cause of a popping fuse). I'm sure anything more than 4ohms...but not sure what a new solenoid measures..but less than 1ohm is a short to ground. Someone that knows more will chime in for ya..
 

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remove the wire on the selonoid and install a new fuse, if it doesn't pop you have a bad starter selonoid. if it does pop check for a short.
 

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no start 2000

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I'll start there. the fuse doesn't blow until i turn the key. Will removing the wire (big or small?) then turning the key to start reveal it?
 

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remove the wire on the selonoid and install a new fuse, if it doesn't pop you have a bad starter selonoid. if it does pop check for a short.
good idea!!!! was busy at work and past this idea up completely...hehehehe ...you are removing the path...therefore isolating and determining which direction your problem might be ...if you remove the pos terminal off the solenoid...and you put a new fuse in ..turn the key...and it DOESN'T blow..then your problem is a shorted coil in the solenoid....if the fuse DOES blow when you turn the key on...then you have a wiring issue somewhere where you touching the frame with bare wire...it will give you a good idea of what to do next.
 
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