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09-08-2008, 08:04 PM
My van wouldn't start, so I jumped it. Started right up. On the way home the charge gauge went all the way over to the left and the speedometer and odometer quit. Was hoping that I had enough power to get to a friend's close by. Lost power and finally coasted into his driveway. When I got there I found smoke coming from under the van. (Thought it was the alternator or the battery) The smoke completely baffled me. Anyone got any ideas? It ran great before.

09-09-2008, 05:16 AM
Use a DVOM and check the battery voltage. Check if the top blew on the battery caution the acid will eat a hole in your cloths. Wash with water if the battery went.
Otherwise look closely for other problems.

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