Thanks guys. I am going to post the pic of the regulator that I took out this morning. Compare this pic to the new one located above.
The 2 post looks shorter than the new one and even have a "U" groove in them from wear. Does this look like this could be the symptom.
Even though I just wore down my second battery, once I replace this regulator, will the alternator charge it back to normal or is it ruined?