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I don't think of anything in comon between the two. If you have a check engine light, take it to autozone and have the codes read. I would change the fuel filter to see if maybe that happened at the same toime. Possibly have the wrong alternator pulley or belt is installed wrong. Can cause a short between the alternator and the frame.

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Q: Your 1997 Buick Riviera SC is not accelerating normally after changing the alternator what is the problem?
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