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New battery after driving for a while will not restart

Acts like battery is dead

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Most likely a faulty alternator. If the battery is flat you, have just halved its life expectancy. Recharge your battery. Make sure all battery and alternator connections are clean and sound.

Get a multimeter, start the car and see what the alternator is charging at, across the battery terminals. It should be charging at over 13.3V to a high of 14.7V. If not replace the alternator.

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