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After 20 minutes of driving my battery light comes on.

The battery does not loose strength according to the dashboard gauge. The headlights do not dim and after turned off it will start strongly so there is no lost power. If the van is off for several minutes I can start it and the light will remain off for about 20 minutes and then come back on.

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Have your alternator tested. you could have a bad diode in it allowing current to backfeed this would cause light but it would still charge some. also check connections on alternator primarily the big plug have had some problems with those getting hot and burning

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