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Alternator Repair Estimate for BMW 318i

BMW 318i Alternator Repair costs $408 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1995 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$756.57Shop/Dealer Price$945.08 - $1464.23
1984 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$683.47Shop/Dealer Price$853.81 - $1318.21
1997 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$788.57Shop/Dealer Price$981.76 - $1504.42
1996 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$782.07Shop/Dealer Price$980.72 - $1507.48
1993 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$673.11Shop/Dealer Price$838.72 - $1293.75
1998 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$756.57Shop/Dealer Price$939.67 - $1454.75
1992 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$730.63Shop/Dealer Price$909.00 - $1403.13
1991 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$720.63Shop/Dealer Price$900.03 - $1394.94
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Alternator Repair Service

How does an alternator help your car run?

The alternator is the component that charges the battery in your car. When you use electrical components in your car (stereo, lights, etc.), the battery loses power. The alternator recharges the battery, replenishing the lost battery power. The alternator is located in the engine compartment. If the alternator is not working properly, your car will only stay running for as long as the battery has power stored. Once the battery loses power, your car will not start. Normally, a malfunctioning alternator will turn on the battery warning light or will have a low volt gauge reading.

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Before repairing the alternator:

The mechanic should check the entire charging system before installing a new alternator, including checking battery cables for corrosion and the condition of the battery.

Steps when replacing an alternator:

  • Inspect entire charging system (battery, cables, alternator).
  • Inspect the drive belts.
  • Test alternator output.
  • Remove and replace alternator if found to be faulty.
  • Re-test alternator output.

Our recommendation for alternator replacements:

Ask your mechanic to inspect the condition of the charging system during every major service. The mechanic should also clean and tighten the battery cables during every major service.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Alternator?

  • Dead battery or battery will not hold a charge.
  • Dim lights.
  • Battery warning light is on.

Why repairing your alternator is important:

Your alternator charges your battery, which powers the electronics in your vehicle, such as the radio and the air conditioning. The battery is also needed to turn on your vehicle. A malfunctioning alternator will not charge your car’s battery, and your vehicle will eventually run out of battery life and not be able to start.

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Clarissa

25 years of experience
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Clarissa
25 years of experience
BMW 318i - Camshaft Position Sensor - Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Very happy. I booked a ball joint replacement that a tire store told me I needed. Clarissa checked and that was not really what the car needed; it needed a control arm bushing instead. I appreciate the honesty and saving me from work I did not need. Clarissa was easy to talk to and work with.

David

14 years of experience
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David
14 years of experience
BMW 318i - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Vallejo, California
Very professional and friendly. Gave me a verbal overview of what he found to make my decision easier.

Berchel

16 years of experience
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Berchel
16 years of experience
BMW 318i - Alternator Belt - Windsor Mill, Maryland
After being rescheduled the mechanic showed up with incorrect part at no fault of mechanic and the process to get the new part was a little difficult. The mechanic eventually Got the new part and was able to complete the job with ease

Dellano

16 years of experience
377 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
BMW 318i - Oil is leaking into spark plug well - Silver Spring, Maryland
Dellano was very sharp. He figured out the real problem in the car that the garage mechanic misdiagnosed. I definitely will ask for him again.

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