I go to get into the car, and my belt started to whine - but this was
usual, I just haven't had a chance to adjust the belt tension since
initially putting a new belt on.
I drove less than 20 feet, and the car jolted to a stall. I say
"alright, perhaps I just killed it, no problem" and tried to restart
it. Well, all my electrical components don't work, except for the brake
After looking around, I notice my 80amp main fuse under the hood was
blown, so I proceeded to replace it. With the new fuse, I was able to
turn everything on, but once I attempted starting the motor, it blew.
More detailed description, before attempting to turn over, everything
works, fuse remains fine. When attempting to turn it over, it quickly
blows the 80amp fuse. Everything else is fine.
I've had no signs of anything going out, and I've recently replaced the
distributor/cap/rotor/spark plugs/wires/fuel filter/battery/alternator,
within the past year. I checked the power wires leading to the starter,
and alternator, and they seem fine.
Is there something I could be missing, that would immediately blow the
80amp fuse upon trying to turn over the car?
I leave town for a new job on Thursday, so it's urgent I get my Civic
running again, for the trip.
Any help appreciated!