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I guess it has something to do with my charging system

I just got a new alternator and battery. My battery light still occassionally flickers on and off. And sometimes the car shudders as if it is going to cut off unless i give it some gas. What the heck is going on!? It's a 2002 Ford Focus SE

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Sounds like defective alternator. ck output voltage on back of alt. should be 13.25 or more

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