Electrical Starting Problem - Blowing Fuse
I own a '98 Sebring Jxi 6-cyl. Conv. that is blowing the 20-amp fuse, #8 Ignition fuel starter, located in the engine compartment fuse box. The problem started after a big rain just sitting, not driving (co-incidence?) It only happens when I try to start the car. The fuse does not blow with the key in the ignition position, but when I try to crank the engine over -the fuse blows. I get no error lights and lose the display when the fuse blows. I hear nothing, no clicking, no relay engaging because the fuse blows first. I eliminated the starter by removing the cable running to the starter - but the fuse still blows. The battery is charged and even jumping the battery didn't keep the fuse from blowing, so it's not a weak battery problem. Radio on or off makes no difference. I checked the resistance on all the relays. Since they all are the same P/N I moved them around but this didn't change anything either, so I don't think it's a relay problem. Any ideas?