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Thread: Battery issues
06-26-2009, 03:05 PM #1
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My 1997 Chevy Suburban is having power issues. It won't start without a jump. Then, it stays running fine, but if it is powered back off of any length of time, it won't start again and has to be jumped. I have tested the alternator...fine. I have pulled disconnected the positive battery cable, and when you run it across the post...sparks fly. I've pulled each fuse one-by-one, and the sparks still happen. What am I not thinking of? Somewhere, something is drawing current, but what? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
06-26-2009, 03:10 PM #2
time for a new battery
if its the original it sevred its purpose, batteries wear out take it to a autoparts store they can test it for you if it just needs a charge theyll charge it for free, or let you know its time for a new one.2000 Silverado Z71 Whipple Supercharger, JBA Headers,3" cat back Flowmaster Exhaust, Volant cai, Pioneer Preimer deck,Orion subwoofer,03 signal light mirrors,03 taililghts
06-26-2009, 03:12 PM #3
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The battery is about 4 months old, and has worked like a charm. This issue started last week. Happened once on Wednesday, then again on Monday, then again last night. The truck sat from Monday evening until Thursday evening. Did it again today.
06-26-2009, 03:35 PM #4
Last edited by zubbiez; 06-28-2009 at 12:17 AM.
06-26-2009, 04:42 PM #5
Here is a NO COST test for you!!!! Get the truck running, then run it around a bit to get the battery charged back up. When you get home DO NOT shut the truck off. Disconnect the battery from the truck, if it dies you have an alternater issue. If thats the case DO NOT run it like that, alternaters can lock up and this could break your belt and cause other damage!!99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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