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I was driving home in my 2000 VW bug, and out of no where the engine light came on. A few seconds later, the battery light went on and my car just turned off. I tried starting up the car, and it would do a "chug" noise like it's trying hard to get started. The battery isn't dead, and an hour later I tried starting the car again and it started. Even though it's running, I don't want it to risk shutting down on me again. What could be wrong with the car?

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Light's came on due to your alternator is defective, it's not putting out voltage any more and will have to be replace, the reason it started later, is your battery recharge itself, engine will only run till battery get low on voltage again, have the charging system check out, hope this was very helpful.

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