Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SE QLD, Australia
Drives: 2001 Kia Carnival 2.5L manual & 2000 Carnival Auto
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Yes, brake & battery lamps indicate alternator failing to charge.
Will generally go for about 50Km before battery runs out of oomph.
Sounds like your battery was a good-un.
Check your alternator casing, a short between its coil and its external housing will do it.
I saw one where a bit of the housing ventilation rib was broken and dangling touching.
Even a build-up of dirt/insects will do it....
That's the if you are lucky outcome...
Buying a car wrecker replacement is always a good option.
Family man with Kia Carnival 2001
KV6 petrol engine variant.
Rebuilds after years of using as a 4WD substitute...