WOW that's a big core charge. I got a Bosch rebuild at Autozone under $250 including the $15 core, at $15 I'll rebuild my old one for a spare. Alt also came with the autozone life time warranty for whatever that is worth.
I don't know how far you have to drive to work and back and its hard to say if the alt will last another 10 miles or 10,000 if you have the time shop around if not take whats in stock. See the sticky on best link for info on alt bearings and where to get them good info there.
Last edited by small_525; 08-28-2013 at 07:20 AM.