Alternator Replacement Cost

Alternator Replacement Estimate (National Average)

$407
to
$650
Validated estimate range for national average.

The average cost for a Alternator Replacement is between $407 and $650. Labor costs are estimated between $125 and $158 while parts are priced between $282 and $492.Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Parts & Labor Breakdown
Labor: $125 - $158
Parts: $282 - $492
Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Best Practices

The entire starting and charging system should be inspected before replacing the alternator to eliminate other problems that may be affecting the alternator's performance. For instance, a weak battery and/or battery cables will result in a failed alternator test.

The alternator belt may be partially or totally removed while replacing the alternator, so if it shows signs of wear, this is a good time to replace it.

Common Symptoms

A weak alternator can result in dimming of the dashboard lights and the headlights.

A failing alternator can cause problems starting the vehicle and may result in a repeated need to jump start the vehicle.

Common Misdiagnoses

If your battery cannot deliver 10 volts or more during a battery load test, the vehicle may continue to experience starting problems if the battery is not replaced.

This is a national average for all makes and models, but you can make it more accurate by adding your car info and ZIP.
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