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Battery replaced - won't hold a charge. Is the alternator the problem?

Battery was replaced in my 1993 Ford Telstar. Won't hold a charge. Alternator may be the problem. What is your advice?

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THE BATTERY IS ONLY FOR STAR THE CAR. WEND THE THE CAR IS RUNIG ALTENATOR IS CHARGING THE BATTERY FOR NEX TIME YOU NEED TO STAR THE CAR . CHECK CHARGE ON THE ALTENATOR . IF ALTENOTOR NO CHARGING REPLACE.

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