I have a 98 Honda se. The alternator went this spring it was 9 years old. I put a new one in that lasted about 7 or 8 hundred mile. Ok thought maybe got a bad one. Returned it and they gave me a new one. Same thing happened 7 8 hundred miles pretty unlikely I got two bad ones. Any ideas what could be blowing the alternator. Sorry for such the long post Just wanted to explain. Thanks in advance.