Those of you who fixed the problem and didn't have the problem reoccur, what did you do? I have replaced it already 5 times and am going in tomorrow to have it replaced for the sixth time. Any help is useful. Thanks.
Can you describe your symptoms a little more? I just went through this and found out it wasn't the alternator. Is this 5 times right away, as in the ones you're putting in don't seem to work immediatly? Or, is there time between putting them in where the alt actually works? Mine was a problem where a new one didn't work at all.
Also, do you have a multimeter? If so, check your voltages on your positive and negative terminals with the car off, with the car running, and with the car running and all accessories on such as headlights, a/c, radio, etc. Post what findings you have there and I can help you more.
It sounds like you have some other electrical problem. Maybe something that is drawing or overworking your alternator. What extra electrical accessories do you have?
My problem was different than yours, I didn't think it was at first. My alt went bad, and I replaced it, but the car still wouldn't produce a charge immediately. It didn't work for a short time then stop, it was nothing from the moment the new alt went in. A couple more tries with replaced alternators and the same problem. Turned out to be fuse #2 that is on the circuit that tells the alt to turn on and off.
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