AAAGGGGHHH! Don't pull the battery cable off!
That trick worked years ago with carbureted cars, but if the charging system is working, the computers on your van can be destroyed. It's possible for system voltage to go as high as 18 volts at idle, and 35 volts if you raise engine speed, without the battery in the circuit to help regulate system voltage.
Do you have a digital voltmeter? I assume the battery light is still on. Is that correct?
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 11:42 AM