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156 starting issue (alternator???)

Hi there i have a 2005 156 1.9mjet diesel sport
It started when a family memeber done my cambelt and water pump it had been down his house for 7 weeks (yeah i know...) so the battery was dead i got it back and it was fine however starting up sometimes it would turn a few times before firing (always use to turn and fire straight away) i contacted the family member and he said nothing hes done as he only done belt and pump and one day it just wouldn't turn over
i hooked it up to my partners car and it fired up straight away it drove for a few days then one day in the morning wouldn't start again.
its got to the point where unless driven quite often it will not start for example if i drive to work for 8am it has no chance of starting at 5pm
Garage checked battery and that was ok and checked again it was only charging at 13.9
apparently the norm is 14.4?
just wondering if it would definitely be the alternator that has gone (need a new battery now as its buggered too) and how much people usually pay for it plus labor
i see it appears to be in an awkward position
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It might be that the auxilliary belt is slipping. Check and see if its tight.
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I would replace battery first......... ,then get charging system checked ,did they check it under load with heater on lights rear screen etc ?
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