1994 Toyota Corolla battery charge

Tiny
SEANMS
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  • 1994 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 14,000 MILES
I have a dead alternator and want to charge the battery, so that I can get my car to the garage. I have a portable car battery charger that willstart the car. If I want to charge the battery should I hook it up to the car battery and not start the engine? Since the alternator is shot does it make any sense to start the car?
Will I get a better charge from another car and if so will I be better off with the other car running or just battery to battery connect and neither car running.

please help I am not terribly savvy with this subject.

Thanks.
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Saturday, September 19th, 2009 AT 7:00 PM

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Tiny
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Check with local autoparts stores about charging your battery for free.

Do not run engine very long with a bad alternator, if battery gets to low, it will have to be replaced.

Also do not use another car to start or run engine, you could damage the battery/alt. Of the other car.
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Sunday, September 20th, 2009 AT 8:49 AM

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