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yep, sounds like alternator. Mine went out ~ 115,000 miles. Take it out, then to auto parts store for testing. I go to NAPA, but they're more $ for better quality parts.
beyond that, and it's not the biggest of your problems, but try soon to fully recharge the new battery using a ~6-8 amp charger, if you or your neighbor has one (I'd knock on doors even - if your short money).
Batteries, especially new ones can take full discharges (like what you've done) a couple or more times, then it starts to show on their lifetime duration. But the longer they're down in charge, the worse it is.
Any auto parts store, Sears, Harbor Freight Tools, Walmart has new chargers. $30?. Simple directions,
but read before hooking up if first time. Can last a lifetime. Sorry don't know your car knowledge; no insult intended
1997 Altima, 5-speed;
Last edited by UhOh; 02-07-2012 at 01:53 AM.