A couple of weeks ago I was on the other side of town and my 2004
3.7L Ram hiccuped a couple of times in traffic (felt like shut down and then ran again) and after a few minutes of tooling around a parking lot it just died. The engine turned over, lights worked, all that but I don't think the ignition system was working.
I had to get a tow and not knowing the area, relied on the tow truck driver to take the truck to a shop.
The shop "diagnosed" the problem, fixed it and it ran fine for 2 weeks when it did the same with the same symptoms.
I looked in the fuse panel and find they've replaced the "Engine Control Relay / ASD" fuse (supposed to be 30 amp) with a 40 amp.
So, I'm guessing that whatever part caused the fuse to pop has now died since the 40 amp fuse is still good.
I think the ASD system is ok because because I can hear the fuel pump running when the key is switched on and the relay itself (big rectagular black one in the fuse panel) seems to be fine, swapped with the electric brake
relay (same number).
My question is what would have caused the engine controlrelay /ASD fuse to pop in the first place?