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Alternator Repair Estimate for BMW 318is

BMW 318is Alternator Repair costs $421 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1992 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$673.11Shop/Dealer Price$840.76 - $1297.31
1993 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$673.11Shop/Dealer Price$840.86 - $1297.49
1999 BMW 318isL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$788.57Shop/Dealer Price$981.76 - $1504.42
1994 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$756.57Shop/Dealer Price$948.13 - $1469.56
1995 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$756.57Shop/Dealer Price$943.05 - $1460.67
1996 BMW 318isL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$788.57Shop/Dealer Price$979.78 - $1500.95
1991 BMW 318isL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$730.63Shop/Dealer Price$909.00 - $1403.13
1998 BMW 318isL4-1.9LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$782.07Shop/Dealer Price$973.81 - $1495.38
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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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BMW 318is - Car idle is rough - Snohomish, Washington
Great guy! Good communication and very courteous. Diagnosed and repaired my idle issues in a short timeframe. I can't remember when my car has run this good!

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BMW 318is - Thermo Fan Switch - San Diego, California
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BMW 318is - Radiator Hose Repair - Daly City, California
James was a great mechanic, he arrived early and showed me what needed to be repaired. He was very professional and experienced at what he does. The work he did was outstanding and he fixed my squealing belts. He brought all the tools that was needed even the special tools BMW uses to fix the problem I had. I would recommend using his service again for any other problems I have with my BMW.

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