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I have a 2001 ford escort zx2, just put a new alternator and battery in the car.the car will start and run, but after a short amount of time the battery acts like its not charging. the rpm and speedometer gauges stop working then the radio goes out. and eventually dies. when the alternator and battery were tested with a voltmeter the battery was reading 11.2 volts with a load and alternator was 12.1 volts

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It sounds like you don't have enough belt tension and it's causing your belt to slip.

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