Ok, so finally I'm facing my first larger repair on my Civic. It's been 180k and nearly 8 years and the alt has failed. I'm basing this on the battery light coming on today and I know it only comes on when the charging system fails (because I've dealt with a bad battery before and it didn't come on.) Also, it would go out when I revved it above 1k RPM's and would come on at idle. Replacements: Your options ---Honda genuine for $207 (anyone know about core charge possibility?) which should be easily available to me through local dealers. ---Prostart from Pep Boys at $152 (after $48 core charge)which is easily available from the store down the road ---The various options on Rock Auto which I won't list here, you can look them up and tell me which you'd go with if it were you. 2001 Civic LX. Help ASAP. I will need to get it or order it ASAP for replacement Friday by.....myself. And oh yeah, any tips on doing the job yourself on this car? I've done it before but only on a 1989 Mazda MX-6. Thanks!