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1997 chevrolet 1500 electrical problem

My 1997 Chevrolet 1500 has a electrical problem my lights are dim at idle but fine when moving, my guage reads 11 volts when at idle but 14 volts when moving, it studders and feels like its gonna fall flat on its face. The alternator is new, i cant seem to figure out what the hell it is..

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