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Today I noticed my check battery light was flickering on and off for a few minutes. I thought it was a little strange but my car was running just fine. I got home, then my room mate needed a ride to work. I started my car, and it was just fine until about 20 minutes into driving, and the lights got really dim and it acted like it was about to stall. I tried restarting it but it was dead. Then about 10 minutes later I restarted the car, and it drove, but was acting odd. When I stopped, it seemed like it was about to stall, but then would slightly come back to life. I am not sure what this indicates, but if someone can help me out that would be wonderful!

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New alternator and put battery on charge as well

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