Hi, I've been having a alternator issue in my 96 zj. About 3 months ago, my alt gauge would drop to about 11-12v while stopped. Replaced alternator. Almost right away, the alt gauge would drop all the way and check battery would flash on the vic. Brought the jeep to autozone to test, failed. Was told to pull it and they would bench test, which it passed. Manager said its probably in the jeep, not their alts. After some yelling and such, I got a replacement. It behaved beautifully until this morning (~7000 miles later). Pull out the driveway and gauge dies. Alt is def failing...it is getting too hot to touch and is whining. Now, is it possible that something else (regulator, bad ground, battery) is somehow causing the alt to fail prematurely? Or do I just keep getting crappy AZ rebuilds? I bought the lifetime one, so I can get another...its just such a PITA that I'd prefer not to replace every 3 months. Any help is greatly appreciated!