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In 1 month I've put on 3 altanators??? - 1998 Honda Civic

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  • geoff bonsall May 11, 2010

    hi can you tell me where the wires lead to from the alternator? regards

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You need to check for something shorting out and if not look for a ground problem using an ohm meter

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