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Car just quit and won't run long after boosted

While driving my 98 Windstar, it suddenly lost power and quit. We boosted it and got about 10 feet. Tried again and it took us about 1 mile. We bought a new battery and it went for about 45 mins. Is it the alternator? thanks, hopeless :(

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Sounds like alternator.

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