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Kia rio 02 died while driving down highway

Tried to jump kia rio and it started right up-drove it for a min. and it died again-The batter is pretty new but right befor it died the wipers started going really slow,rpms dropped to zero and air bag sensor came on-Is it electrical?I dont think its the alternator because the battery sensor light should have come on. Whats wrong with it?Thank you. CJ

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The battery is only use to start the car, once the car is moving the alternator takes over and charges the battery. I sounds like the alternator is bad. You take the alternator to Napa, Auto Zone or Advance auto part and have them check it for you.

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