Thanks Medical Dave,
Those are the kind of posts that I love. It explains it all to me and I get the reason behind why things work. I'll test the battery, but Autozone put their machine on it and said it was good. I'll swing by another shop just to make sure.
Richard, I will check the belt, I did have a slipping problem on the old alternator. I don't think I do any more, but I know that all the belts need to be changed. I have been avoiding it because this belt is the deepes of three to change and I have to remove/replace all the others to get to it.
JRBrown, I'll give the battery another charge, but why do the cables need to be disconnected? I thought that if you placed the negative on another grounded part of the car, it was good? Am I mistaken?
Thanks again for all the help. I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes.
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