So, over the last two years I have replaced my alternator six times. I know I should not have to do that. Also, ever since I bought the car three and a half years ago the power steering has been acting up. I don't think much of it being that I can live without power steering. I am thinking that my PS pump is bad which is the reason it doesn't really work that great. My question is if my PS pump was bad, would that indirectly make my alternator go out so many times by creating unnecessary drag on the belt? I haven't tried replacing the PS pump yet, but I wanted to get some input on this problem I have before I did. Anybody else had this problem?