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The car goes dead after 5 min.

After it runs for 5 min. it goes dead and the battey is dead. How do you now if it's the bad battey or a bad Alternater. How do I test them? The battey and the Alternater.

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Start engine and hold rpm about 1500 turn all light on and wipers heated rear windows the lot ,if engine stops the altenator is U/S if it all keeps working and engine running change the battery

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