could my alternator be bad?
95 4runner 3vze
I would like to know ...could my alternator be going bad even though the charging system test from a local auto parts store says it is putting out.The test results were about 13.7with load if I remember correctly
battery was fully charged 12.4V
I'm asking because lately the darn 4runner has been cutting out on me when turning sometimes while driving....and sitting still at idle I can turn the steering wheel and some times the engine will cut off but will restart (I think maybe the alt is going bad or a bad ps idle up switch, but not likely on the switch I;m not sure)
I was told by a co worker engineer that even though the alternator shows up fine in the test they did, the alternator still could have a intermittent problem with the diodes, that could cause the engine to cut off some times as i described
I can run my own test tomorrow with my DMM....any suggestions will be appreciated