In August, the alternator died and I had it replaced (along with a new battery of course). Three days later I was driving along and the tell tell signs of a dead alternator appeared again. I brought the car back to my mechanic and he replaced it for free, saying that the first remanufactured alternator he put in was bad. Well yesterday the alternator died again killing our battery in the process. So we had to have both replaced again. We were traveling at the rime and in another city, so we had the work done by a different mechanic.
So, my question is this: is there something besides a bad part that would make the alternator die this many times? Or did the original mechanic put in another bad alternator in August that just took a longer to die this time?