Q: Fuse popping when trying to start

asked by on

My car won't start. The starter fuse keeps popping when the ignition is in the start position. I've tried to jump the alternator, air conditioner, and more. It was suggested that I have the CPU reset.

Hello. It appears that you have a serious electrical issue, which could have several causes. First, the starter may be seized, or shorted-out internally. Second, you may have a direct short in the wiring to the starter exciter wire. Both situations will require a qualified technician to diagnose and repair your starting issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Fuse popping when trying to start

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Automatic locks do not work properly.

Hi there. When the locks look as if they are trying to move but do not, it's typically due to a fault with the primary module or relay that powers the door locks. There are many different components that make...

Q: My 2005 Impala ls stalls after start up when the engine is warm

This can happen for a variety of reasons, however, one of the most common reasons for this is a unit called an idle air control module failing. This is a unit that monitors the air/fuel mixture as the air comes...

Q: gears not moving into next gear smoothly while accelerating, check engine light on daily

There are a few common causes of the transmission shifting like this. They include the transmission fluid level being low, transmission shift solenoid, or the transmission torque converter. Any of these can cause harsh shifting that can be intermittent. I...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.