nm, was just a bad remanufactured alternator....
I have a 99 Corolla. A couple months back, I was having a problem where the car would not start, would just click, but repeated start attempts were successful eventually. Changed the battery initially since it had never been changed and I could do it myself. Turned out to be the starter, had that changed and car had been fine for about 2 months.
On Friday, I drove the car to work, did not notice any issues. Went to drive home for lunch, and battery was totally dead. Got a jump from one of those battery charger boxes, and drove it home. Still would not start again once I turned it off at home.
Jumped the car later that evening and let it run for about 20 minutes - it eventually stalled. At this point, since the battery is new, I figured, ah-hah, must be the alternator. Picked up a new (well, reman) alternator and installed it. Jumped the car, ran for 30 minutes, turned it off, tried to start, battery was still almost totally dead (got a warning light and the door chime tried to sound). Jumped it again and it stalled again after 15-20 mins.
Come this morning, I jumped it and as soon as I disconnected the jumper wires it stopped. Tried it twice. It just cuts out as soon as I take the cable away.
Had the battery tested, battery is definitely still fine.
Any ideas? I would be VERY VERY appreciative at this point!