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Alternators I have a 2002 honda civic and i had to change my alternator like 4 times within the past 3 months? All my lights are flickering like crazy and making a horrible noise..I know its my alternator doing that, but what could be causing it to go out so much

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It's not your alternator, why would that cause your lights to flicker as it goes through the battery FIRST (read: it's a giant power filter/surge suppressor)?
A Nippondenso alternator should last for about 10 years or 150K miles or so, unless you are driving 100K miles a months, stop replacing the alternator.  
What does the noise sound like?  I think you have a serpentine belt,  is that correct?

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