Having problems with your 2001 Dodge Stratus ?

Starter 20 amp fuse blows some times when starting car, replaced starter it helped but did not solve problem. It blows most the time after it has been driven and shut down for a short time. Was told that ECM controls voltage /amps going to the starter solenoid and may be problem, or starter has or is going bad again

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The pcm does control the voltage from the altenator through the electrical system. Chances are the pcm is going bad, need to have it checked and or replaced to correct the problem. Check the electrical wireing from the battery to the starter solenoid. Find yourself a volt meter and check the voltage on battery while you have someone try to start the motor (cold) and then again while it has been run and the motor is hot. Normal voltage reading during the time the engine is running is 14-15 volts and during starting nothing less than 10 volts.The problem also could be the battery connections or the battery itself. The only way is to check the voltage on system to give you an idea. Hope this will help you.
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