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Most likely it will not be the alternator. It sounds as though the alternator is working very well. It will be a faulty battery or a battery drain due to something left on or shorted out. Usually a boot light or glovebox light or recently fitted stereo.

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Q: Is it the alternator if the car starts then after 10 hours the battery goes dead and does not start but after running for a few minutes starts again?
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