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Have your battery load tested. As with everything, parts are made cheaper and don't hold up. Alternators are not made to charge at a high load continuously. Alternators are made to charge high and taper to a trickle charge.

If you added more lights, snowplow motor, or any extra Electric stuff, you could easily overload Factory equipment. Check out the internet for high capacity Alternators

One silent demand part is your rear window defroster. It is suppose to be on a timer. It can stress your Alternator if it is stuck in the ON position.

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