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Radio shack diode works. But it sure sounds like you need to get the alt rebuilt.

What makes you say that? The chared diode? My car only has 30 k miles so the brushes should be OK. Maybe a new voltage reg would be a worthwhile safety precaution?
What makes me say that is your description of item 2 & 3 in your original post.
An alt rebuild will also include going through and/or replacing your VR.
Plus any quality rebuild guy will test it before tearing it apart and if it's all fine shouldn't cost you more than your time to pull the alt and make sure your don't have a fire hazard of wiring under your shroud.
You still haven't said the year of your car.
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