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2001windstar battery died and replaced it with a new one. drove it the next morning for 30 minutes and car stalled. i then jumped the car and it started, but as soon as i took off the cable it stalled

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You are dealing with a bad altinatior or computer have both checked

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The alternator is bad replace alternator

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