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My van you just said to check my charging system on my van how do i go about this?

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  • babychic4044 Dec 20, 2008

    Ok thank you i will do this hopefully they can say it works

  • babychic4044 Dec 20, 2008

    Thank you it will certainly get checked out



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Auto zone can do this for free of you would need a voltmeter to check

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  • O Mclean Dec 20, 2008

    If its not charging fully you will get those issues that you are talking about its like when your alternator good dead while driving the radio cuts out and light on the dash flash on and off sometimes



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