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Have Autozone test the alternators before you put them in. Also, did you have them test the original alternator?

Finally, if the one that is in the car tests bad at the store, talk to the manager and ask for credit on a Denso unit, or contact Autozone central.
 

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When they test them they will test good because they put out 14.5 volts. They need a high load, like 100A, put on them before you'll see the failure. The Odyssey with electric doors, dual HVAC units and all the other gadgets pulls a lot of load. If the alternator can't keep up you'll see the battery light flicker on and off when a radiator cooling fan toggles on and off.
 

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High loads are not normally continuous, and is something that can be simulated, by operating the accessories, while monitoring alternator voltage.
 
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