Good evening all. Hoping someone has ran into this before or has some insight.
Had some intermittent starting issues with the car. Would run fine then a couple times would have nothing on the start. Still had power but wouldn’t even turn over. Jumped it in these situations and bam, back in business until the next time. Cleaned posts and connections good and the problem went away. Then it came back several months later. Same scenario, jumped it, same result.
Had it in the driveway, tried to jump it several times to no avail. Gave up and said I’ll try tomorrow. Went out to give one more shot and BOOM! The battery exploded. Acid everywhere, it was a mess. After applying liberal amounts of baking soda and water to some areas, I left the car alone for the night.
Picked up a new battery the next night. Opened the car door (exploded battery still connected) and had lights. Carefully removed bad battery and installed the new one and…nothing. Not a light, not a door ding, nothing at all. Tested to the fuse box under the hood and I have juice at least to that point.
What changed? Where should I test from here?
Thanks in advance!