2001 Mercury Sable Dim lights, dead battery

Tiny
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  • 2001 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 94,000 MILES
The problem started out with the loss of power to the engine, EBS brake and low gas light coming on and the radio not working. Also noticed that the interior lights were dim. The car would do this intermitantly untill the battery was dead. I repaced the battery and 1 week later the same problem. Im thinking its the alternator but I wanted some other opinions or maybe a test that I can perform on alternator. Any ideas?
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Monday, November 3rd, 2008 AT 6:07 PM

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Tiny
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Try this

https://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_alternator.htm

test procedure
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Monday, November 3rd, 2008 AT 6:33 PM
Tiny
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I read that procedure earlier and I notice that it checks the voltage but what about the amps that the alternator puts out? Can the volts be good but the amps not and if so how would I know without a test to run?
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Monday, November 3rd, 2008 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Re-check the alternater test, I've been told it was updated.
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 AT 6:36 PM

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