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87 jeep ckerokee dies/replaced alternater, charged battey

While driving to work jeep fuel gauge pegs out, voltage gauge drops to zero,radio comes on and off. Drove home fine, next morning jeeps dies.Replaced alternater recharged battey starts right up,but voltage gauge still reads zero. Runs til battery loses voltage.

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Is the altinator putting out voltage ?

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  4. the battery is bad. or
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