So it’s looking like more than the battery. After I switched batteries, I drove it to work this morning on a nearly full charge optima battery. Right away I notice the altimeter was showing a discharge. So what’s the difference and why didn’t it show when Autozone checked it?? I thought about and what was different..the difference was that it was dark and the headlights were on. Also, at some points it would jump up showing it was charging, but it wouldn’t last long.
In a nutshell, she’s going back to Autozone for another free charging system check, but this time I’m going to have the headlights on. I don’t see any repairs being affordable right now, but depending on the outcome, maybe next month.
Time to dust off the old van for something reliable, at least for the meantime.
Take care you all and we’ll see what happens next,