I have a 2004 Kia Spectra 1.8, I have replaced the spark plugs, the alternator, and my battery is only about two months old. The car will start after a jump but it has to sit for about 10 minutes before the jump works.
I replaced the alternator and the car started off of a jump and even started back up on its own. I wanted to drive to the auto parts store but the car started to die after only 10 minutes of driving. The lights started dimming, the radio kept cutting in and out and then windshield wipers started moving slowly. Then the car just shut off completely.
I'm not sure what else to check before I take it to the shop and get charged an arm and a leg. Any help is useful. I'm new to the car thing so clear directions are the best for me.