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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Question: altenator problem

 

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Visitor, Hephzibah, GA, June 27, 2011, 13:26

My dealership says that to change the altenator and a belt tensioner will cost $1600 because of having to remove the turbo to get to it. I have a c230 kompressor. Does that sound reasonable to you??? I'm a lady with no car repair knowledge.

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    June 27, 2011, 13:43
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    Get another shops opinion because they can install a rebuilt alternator for much less and you can check that estimate here www.repairpal.com/estimator and locate a shop near you here www.repairpal.com/directory A Napa rebuilt alternator sells for $257 to $383 in our area https://partimages.genpt.com/largeimages/575936.jpg

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    Visitor, June 27, 2011, 13:49

    ok, thanks. Just wondered if the story about the turbo was credible.

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    hemicuda, June 27, 2011, 14:25
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    Yes they might have to remove and replace it but the book time allotted for this isn't quite 2 hours

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