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Do you have a large amp alternator? Extra add ons will withdraw power and burn out alternators.also make sure no oil is getting in contact with alternator .

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The solution I usually recommend is to try a 'lifetime' warranteed alternator from a major automotive retail outlet. Higher quality parts are put into such a unit vs. the 1 year warranteed alternators.

This is just a general rule I go by.

If you already have a lifetime warranteed alternator, I would try a different brand or company.

Where did you buy this alternator? And how much was the unit?

Generally, I would look to spend over $100 for a good alternator with higher quality parts in it.

If the problem persists, one might want to go to an alternator/starter shop or auto electric specialty shop to determine what is causing the alternator to go bad so often.

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