2000 Cadillac Deville Alternator

Tiny
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My mother has a 2000 Cadillac Deville DHS. She had to have the alternator replaced approx. 2 years ago and now is being told it needs to be replaced again. This repair will cost around $1700.00 and I want to know what could be causing the alternator to fail?
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 5:54 PM

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Tiny
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There are all sorts of things that can kill an alternator.
Any type of leak where the fluid get on it.
A bad battery, or corroded battery cables.
I could have been a poorly rebuilt unit that was put on the first time.

You should probably mention to the shop that does the work, that you had it replaced 2 years ago, and ask that they keep their eyes open for anything that may have caused it to fail so soon.
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 8:01 PM

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