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How to replace an alternator on a 2005 ford focus zx4 standard. my car has only 81000 kms on it.. and i believe the alternator is going. my battery wont stay charged. everything in the entire car just goes once the batter starts to die. we are going to replace the battery but i dont believe that is the problem. i just want to know if anyone has experienced this problem. and how much is an alternator going to cost me ? thanks !

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It may just be the battery. If it won't stay charged and is more than 3 years old,it may be a somewhat rare early battery failure. Put the new battery in or charge your old one, and check the voltage across the battery terminals with it running. That should solve the alt issue, if you get 13 or more volts. Call,stop by or got to web site of an Auto Parts Store for a price. The alt can go from $150 to $450 depends on application

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