your wiring to the fuse box has been loosend or broken. make sure it is pushed all the way in and try again. if that doesnt work than you have break (shortage) in the wiring itself!!!
EDIT:More likely than the idea above, if your starter is over 10yrs. old it may be going bad. a bad starter can actually draw to many amps of electricity as it starts to break down. A bad starter can easily be checked at most auto parts stores by being "bench tested" and measuring the starters draw of amperage. another possibility is the Ignition Switch in your steering column, as you turn your key and activate the switch which in turn sends power to the starter, over thousands of cycles throughout the years it can just wear out. any electrical switch that wears out creates resistance in the line and draws more current. This current spike can cause the fuse to blow. On a good note, both of these items can be replaced by most people with common hand tools (metric socket set, car jack, screwdrivers etc.)at home fairly easily. Just invest in a Chilton or Hayes manual to guide you through the steps.
Whatever you do... NEVER replace the blown fuse with a higher amp fuse as the next weakest link in the chain will be the cars wiring harness itself, and THAT can easily start a fire.!!!!! Start with a new starter.
If it blows when trying to crank, the starter has failed.
It is on the starter.
It is on the starter
The starter for a 2005 dodge stratus is mounted on the side of the engine. It is over the exhaust system.
I had a 96 Stratus that would do that, and it turned out to be that the starter was bad.
How do I disconnect the horn on my 2000 Dodge Stratus? Everytime I turn the wheel, as of last evening, it goes off!
Behind the front motormount
The ignition coil for a 2.5l v6 cost about $140.00 in NL . And at least 3 hours labour. My mechanic can't find the ignition coil on my 99 dodge stratus!!
Next to the transmission and under the engine
Either the starter, or the fuel pump has failed and is pulling too much current. If it blows when cranking, it is the starter, if it blows by just turning the key on it is the fuel pump.
There are a few things that it could be if you Dodge Stratus wont start on first try. It could be the starter.
2006 dodge stratus 2.4 XST, the crank sensor is located under the starter motor, must be removed the starter motor in order to change this, just now I did that job
Front side of the engine, at oil pan height.
The starter relay is under the hood in the fuse panel box it should be labeled
There are a few possible reasons why a vehicle will not start. First check the battery and terminals on the battery, if the battery is good check the starter, alternator and ignition switch.
You will need to replace your starter, this happened with my car a couple days ago, I brought it into the shop, got the starter replaced and the fuse does not blow anymore. It happens because the starter draws to many Amps of electricity due to age, amount of use etc.
Front of the engine, behind the motor mount.
i believe the solenoid is part of the actual starter motor. you have to change the whole starter.
Unhook the wires on the starter, replace the fuse, turn the ingnition key on as if you were going to start the car. If the fuse does not blow, it is your starter. I just had this problem with a 1996 Dodge Stratus. I replaced the stater and it now works.
The Dodge Stratus might not start because the battery is dead or the starter is worn or damaged. It might not start because it is out of gas or because the fuel line has water or air in it.
It is connected to the starter. The larger part is the starter itself and connected to that is a smaller cylinder shaped part which is the solenoid itself
Under the hood in the relay box next to the air filter.
To replace the ignition wire set on a 1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L, you must first disconnect the wires under the instrument panel. You would then hook it up in the exact same order.
it is usually attached to the transmision. You usually need to get to it from underneeth.