2000 Pontiac Montana dead battery


Electrical problem
2000 Pontiac Montana 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles

We got up this morning and our new van was completely dead. It was a used vehicle when we bought it but we drove it from Kansas to Montana and never had any problem with it. We think my nephew tampered with it and would just like to know if you know what he could've done to cause the car to be completely dead. We checked and there was nothing left on and not only that but the vehicle is equipped to shut anything off after a certain amount of time so that it won't drain the battery. Maybe you can give us an idea of what to look for. It did start with a jump start and we let it run for a little bit but when we went to go to the store it was dead again. We haven't located any cut wires or anything. But you might know something we could look for. We did buy a new battery just on the slight chance that it is the battery. Thanks.

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Monday, May 4th, 2009 AT 5:45 PM

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You need to take the vehicle to an auto parts store such as O'Reilly or Autozone. They can test the battery for free. If the battery is more than 3 years old, chances are you will need new battery.

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