I have a 1997 Grand Caravan V6 3.8L. The charging system is dead.
Initially I pulled out the alternator, because it died while I was driving it home at night with the headlights on, and took it to AutoZone to have it tested, it tested good.
The next thing I did was take the battery out to...
1997 Ram 1500, 5.9L
Brand new alternator and battery.
An alternator test done by Autozone sees 12v going into the battery, not the 13.5v they're expecting. We think there's a drain somewhere.
Possibly related issue: recently the "maint required" light came on. Checked and there's no error...