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This video shows you how to jump start a dead battery in your 2001 Pontiac Montana. If you get into your Montana, turn the key, and your car doesn't start (you may hear nothing or a clicking sound from the engine bay), you have a dead battery and need a jump-start. Check to see if you left your headlights or an interior light on and turn the switch off. Assuming that you have a pair of jumper cables, a pair of safety glasses and a friend to give you a jumpstart, the video above will show you where to connect the cables (and in what order!) for your Montana. Once you are finished reviving a dead car battery in your Montana, make sure you drive it for at least 5 minutes before turning it off so your battery isn't dead the next time.
So what's up with the safety glasses? There is a small possibility of a battery exploding during the charging process if you don't connect the cables properly (causing a spark) and there is a bunch of hydrogen gas around the battery (car batteries emit hydrogen gas when they discharge) - this is much more of an issue with cars that haven't been driven for a long time than if you drive your Montana regularly and simply forgot to turn your lights off.
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L V6 (4 Door)
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L V6 (4 Door)
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L V6 (4 Door)
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L V6 (4 Door)
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L V6 (4 Door)
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L V6 (4 Door)