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Alternator: Cheapo rubuilt or Motorcraft new?
OK, so I had to replace the alternator on the wifes X about 4 years ago and it has held up fine. Picked it up at AutoZone for cheap. Just this past weekend the battery light started to illuminate during acceloration only but my alternator tester indicates that the voltage is bad even just idling with no load. I obviously need a new one but am wrestling with the idea of either buying another rebuilt autozone special since the past one got me 4 years of use or should I just suck it up and pick up the motorcraft replacement for considerably more $$$.
Another option is to go with a High Output version which is a bit more $$$ even still, but may be a better bet.
Thanks for your help in advance...