Originally Posted by twilight_sentinel
Originally Posted by fuddyduddy121
Classic bad alternator signs.
If the battery was bad, the car would not start.
Obviously, but even a bad battery can be charged to the point of a car tunring over...right?
Do you mean a BAD battery or a DEAD battery?
Yes, if a battery was getting close to the end of its life, you may be able to charge it enough to start the car only once, even with a good alternator. But a battery with a dead cell will not start the car.
However when the engine is running, if you had the above battery case, the alternator should hold the car at the proper voltage while running. That'* why I believe your alternator is bad.