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Have 97 lantra .jump started car other day now my battery

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Have 97 lantra .jump started car other day now my battery fried.did i do damage to alternator ?
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes its another battery
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 97 hyunfai lantra
JA: Are you fixing your Elantra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I havnt touched it yet and its a lantra
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thats it wanna know if i have to replace alternator or fuse
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It's very possible that the alternator is bad. The alternator may have been the reason the original battery had died and is now causing this battery to die. If the battery dies while the engine is running then the alternator is definitely the most likely cause. If it's dying while the vehicle is parked then you have a component drawing current while everything should be at rest. The alternator is still a possible cause of a draw among other components such as modules and lights, an ignition off draw test would need to be done to determine the actual cause of the draw.