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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.

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Q: Why would the ignition starter fuse in a 97 Dodge Stratus blow everytime you start the car?
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