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4Runner dies while driving

It has a new battery. I have replaced the terminal ends, and the vehicle runs great after I charge the battery. I had the alternator checked, and was told it was functioning properly.

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  • davidchollid Jan 03, 2009

    Battery load test was good. How much voltage should I get if I check straight off the alternator with a multi-meter while vehicle is running?

  • davidchollid Jan 03, 2009

    Sorry, also meant to say that I had the alternator checked while on the vehicle.

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How did you check the alt on our off the vech if you had checked off the vech thats ok but did you check it while it was on the vech also check for battery voltage at the main post off the alt make sure it shows battery voltage if not will not work . also load test the battery.

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  • kevin carpenter Jan 04, 2009

    you should have 14.2 14.5 under load headlamps on a/c our defrost good luck kdc744

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When you say you replaced the battery. Was that with a brand new one?
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