battery post explodes while driving

Asked by Dec 17, 2015 at 03:20 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 LS 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey every one.. I have a 1999 chevy
suburban 5.7 and recently the battery post
exploded on me while I was driving so I
replaced the battery and the battery
terminals. I tried to start it and it wouldn't
start so I changed the starter and still
would not start. So I was wondering if any
body could help me with this issue

6 Answers

19,055

Chances are your alternator was over charging the battery, it can happen, and it blew some fuses. Or when the battery went it sent a surge through the system. Either way start checking fuses. Check your alternator asap once it's running and see if it overcharges when the motor is revving a little

Best Answer Mark helpful

So I checked all the fuses but they are all fine

19,055

Is the starter working and it just won't run? Or the key doesn't do anything?

Yea the starter turns but i found out what happened my motor froze.. I had a hole about 2 inches on the oil pan.. thanks for your time and help

74,515

It sounds like your engine threw a rod.

Thats what my mechanic thougts where

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