1996 acura tl 2.5March 31, 2015I have gone through 3 alternators in 30 days. What could be causing this? Keywords:altetnatorTL 5 thoughts on “1996 acura tl 2.5” Freeautomechanic March 31, 2015 at 9:32 pm Did you install it? or a shop? Do you have an aftermarket stereo? Did the alternator come from the same store? and was it a Re-Manufactured or new? How old is the Battery? Lisa Whittaker March 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm A shop installed all of them. No aftermarket stereo. Alternators came from AutoZone, refurbished. Cost from dealer $790-not doing that. Battery is approx 1 yr old and tests good. Freeautomechanic April 1, 2015 at 8:57 am The problem is the part from autozone most likely. They will stand behind the warranty but they do not cover the labor. I have seen this many time from Autozone reman electronics over the last 25 yrs I have been turning a wrench. I would recommend having a NEW alternator installed and the part come from somewhere other than Autozone. This should cure the issue. Lisa Whittaker April 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm I thought that could be the problem too but 3 alternators in a row? The other problem is the cost of alternator from Acura is $790. Is there anywhere else to get one? Freeautomechanic April 1, 2015 at 12:33 pm Sure. Here is a Brand New alternator for under $110.00 with free shipping. Follow Image for more Details… Comments are closed.