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Q: Stutter at take off, then ecm fuse blown.

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Sometimes when I take off from a stop my truck will stutter (stall off and on off and on), and then will blow the 20 amp ecm ign (ignition) fuse.

My car has 187000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

That fuse supplies power to a number of different components including the fuel injector, ignition coil, ECM, ignition coil, crankshaft position sensor and vehicle control module. A faulty component, or short anywhere in this circuit, could cause driveability problems and blow the fuse. A professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can pinpoint the stuttering issue and get your truck running right.

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