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2005 Mercury Mariner Question: Do I get the alternator core charge back or does the merchant keep it ?

 

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Visitor, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Hurricane, WV, December 28, 2010, 20:04

I was charged 65.00 towing, 100.00 alternator assembly, 287.00 alternator, 165.00 labor.and they refused to return the old alternator so I could get my core charge back.
Is this the correct way for a merchant to handle this ?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, December 28, 2010, 20:15
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    On a new alternator there is no core charge, new alternators are expensive from Mercury, some Chinese alternators are available new. On a re manufactured alternator there is a core charge they need to have something to rebuild, you can get yours back if you forfeit the core charge.

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    December 28, 2010, 21:48
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    Just a note: Ford does not sell anything except for remanufactured parts, and they all have core charges associated with them.

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