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I scrubbed of the little amount of corrosion on my 1999 vw passat and when i reconnected the battery i noticed it was having trouble starting but it did start. i drove it to the next town over and parked. i tried to start it a few minutes later and it wouldn't start it would just click but i am able to jump it to get it to start still. i was wondering if i just need a new battery or if i need a new alternator? how can i tell?

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Hook up a volt meter to the battery to check

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