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1999 olds alero, ignition light comes on and car

1999 olds alero, ignition light comes on and car dies. it is the alternator or battery issue. Initially (last evening) the engine would start and run, iginition light would not be on for about thiry sec then would come on but engine continued to run. Today while car was being driven, light came on and engine died and will not start now.

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First check the alternator belt if fine then yes the alternator may be bad.(note) make sure to check the oil level it will also make car die out.

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