Q: My 1983 rabbit gti 1.8 liter changed alternator and valve cover gasket now when I drive the car it turns off when I come to a stop

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Changed valve cover gasket and alternator.Alternator is not charging all the way until I step on the gas then when I drive the car it turns off when I come to a stop or push in the clutch. It does not idle like it did before I changed the parts. Thanks

My car has 172700 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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