Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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

asked by on

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.

A: That fuse supplies power to a number of dif...

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car won't idle, sputters and shuts off. 1995 BMW 318is

Hello there, a few different faults could cause this issue on your 1995 BMW 318is. When oil and coolant mix, the usual suspect is the head gasket. The mixing of coolant and oil may take some time to develop and...

Q: Fuel pump not working properly.

Hi there. Without knowing the symptoms that are occurring with the car it will be hard to pinpoint what it is. Though it can be a fuel pump, those are not too common on this car. The majority of the...

Q: How do I use the digit dial voice command?

If the voice recognition system is having a hard time recognizing your voice, you can use the digit dial command. The digit dial command allows you to dial a phone number digit by digit, to be sure that you get...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...