2000 Chevy Astro electrical problem

Tiny
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Electrical problem
2000 Chevy Astro 6 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 67000 miles

I have a 2000 chevy astro van and soon after I got an alarm system put in the battery has been dieing. I had the battery and alternator checked and both were in good condition. I had the alarm disconnected and the van still died. I have a stereo system and had the amp unplugged and it still died. I pass charge and get it started but a few minutes later its dead again. I never had a problem till the alarm but even having it disconnected it still died. What could be causing this?
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 2:45 PM

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Tiny
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You said I passed charge and it started. I dont know what exactly you mean. Does vehicle run for a long time and then you shut it off and it does not restart?
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 2:53 PM
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The van will start after passing charge to it from another vehicle. But when turned off like in 5 minutes it will be dead again. I drove it like 5 miles to move it to another place and it drove fine. With the remote I unlocked/locked it and by the 3rd day the van was dead.
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 3:32 PM
Tiny
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I know you said the battery tested good. Replace your battery. Trust me put in a new battery.
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 3:34 PM
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The battery is like 1 yr old and when checked at the auto shop they said it was good. Ok well im gonna get a new one. Thanks! :D
mz. Cricket
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
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The reason I say this is because ive been burnt by the battery tester. You could have a bad cell in a battery that is fairly new, and this batterys other cells are strong enough to pass the load test. Draining a battery dead even just one time can potentially ruin a new battery.
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 3:57 PM
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GREAT! Thanks you so much for the info. :Wink: i'll update you with the stutus.
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 4:04 PM

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