Less than 60,000 miles on this ride and occasionly the "idiot light" for the charging system would come on then go off. It wouldn't even store a fault code for my scangauge to pull. Today while pulling into a parking lot the steering (electric) went out when the car died jerking the steering wheel out of my hands.
Jump started and this time the "idiot light" was on my scangauge showed a low voltage of 8.1 volts. But NO stored fault codes again! Why won't it store any fault codes?
Going to pull the alternator off tomorrow morning and have it checked. The battery is on charge and is almost new which shows it's taking a charge and slowly building one.
If the battery is good and the connections at the terminals are good can it be anything else but a faulty alternator?
What a pickle this is.