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Alternator Repair Estimate for BMW 318i

BMW 318i Alternator Repair costs $391 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$292 to $474
Labor: $70 -$104
Parts: $222 -$370
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$538 to 862
Average Shop price
$361 to 571
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1984 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$514.90Shop/Dealer Price$651.54 - $1004.27
1985 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$514.90Shop/Dealer Price$651.66 - $1004.48
1995 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$810.58Shop/Dealer Price$1021.18 - $1595.70
1993 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$763.48Shop/Dealer Price$962.34 - $1501.56
1999 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$810.58Shop/Dealer Price$1021.15 - $1595.66
1998 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$810.58Shop/Dealer Price$1021.13 - $1595.61
1997 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$831.58Shop/Dealer Price$1049.95 - $1630.31
1992 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$570.44Shop/Dealer Price$721.07 - $1115.55
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Alternator Repair Service & Cost

What is the Alternator all about?

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.

Alternator

Keep in mind:

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.

How it's done:

  • 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:

Ask your mechanic to inspect the condition of the charging system during every major service. 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.

How important is this service?

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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Chris

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18 years of experience
Chris changed my alternator and belts. He was on time and professional. I will definetly use him again.
2004 BMW X5 - ALTERNATOR - NEWPORT COAST, CALIFORNIA

Jeff

29 years of experience
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Jeff
29 years of experience
Friendly and skilled. I enjoyed meeting and working a bit with Jeff. He has the tenacity and temperment needed to work on a BMW and complete the job. We had some parts issues, but Jeff solved these. Due to his non-ASE certification, Jeff cannot repair what he determined to be a faulty water pump. I'm leaving 3 stars because he told me he would fix this, but I'm unable to schedule this repair with Jeff or any of your mechanics. Why?? Also, cleanup and test drive was left to me. Why??
2006 BMW 650I - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - GRANITE BAY, CALIFORNIA

Grzegorz

37 years of experience
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Grzegorz
37 years of experience
Very courteous and knowledgeable. On time as promised on appointment.
2002 BMW 330XI - THERMOSTAT - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Nathan

25 years of experience
120 reviews
Nathan
25 years of experience
Good experience
2002 BMW 325I - CONTROL ARM ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT (FRONT LOWER LEFT, FRONT LOWER RIGHT) - TULSA, OKLAHOMA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1984 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$514.90Shop/Dealer Price$651.54 - $1004.27
1985 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$514.90Shop/Dealer Price$651.66 - $1004.48
1995 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$810.58Shop/Dealer Price$1021.18 - $1595.70
1993 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$763.48Shop/Dealer Price$962.34 - $1501.56
1999 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$810.58Shop/Dealer Price$1021.15 - $1595.66
1998 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$810.58Shop/Dealer Price$1021.13 - $1595.61
1997 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$831.58Shop/Dealer Price$1049.95 - $1630.31
1992 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$570.44Shop/Dealer Price$721.07 - $1115.55
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