Car will not start dies after being jumped

Tiny
DES THOMAS
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  • 2004 VAUXHALL ASTRA
  • 1.7L
  • MANUAL
  • 105,000 MILES
My car was not starting on the weekend. Tried jump cables as well and would not start. Thought it may be a problem with the alternator. Had a friend come and look at it today and started it using jump leads and the car started. Turned the car off after a few minutes and tried starting it again but it would not. Goes back to same problem had on the weekend. Do you think this is definitely an alternator problem or could be something different?
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 AT 10:48 AM

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Tiny
DES THOMAS
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Battery is fine only had a new one two months ago.
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I have seen them installed right off of the shelf and be bad.

Reason for them there warranty's, 'round here, two months would be a free replacement! (PROVIDING IT IS THE BATTERY)

Change the battery and run it to the auto store for testing (Which should include the alternator, still on the vehicle, too!)

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You can check it yourself, here is a link!

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

Return with good news!

The Medic
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Monday, October 10th, 2016 AT 3:52 PM

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