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New battery, new alternator, car still stalls

Installed brand new battery and alternator on my 2001 Beetle, ran fine for about 20 miles, then began to buck on acceleration after a stop, was slow to accelerate with pedal to the floor, and then died. Now what should I be looking at?

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The alternator must be check for its DC output. Check with a voltmeter the main output wire (the fatest one) just put the probe on the nut that holds the large usually red wire on to the back of the alternator. Your battery probably needs to be recharged in order to start the car, run the car and check the output of alternator it should read 14 volts if so the alternator is good, make sure you don't have the two smaller wires mixed up on the back of the alternator, also the belt tension should be checked and the battery terminals cleaned.

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Check your O2 regulater it sounds as if you are pulling toomuch are

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