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Alternator Repair Estimate for BMW 540i

BMW 540i Alternator Repair costs $512 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$463 to $669
Labor: $126 -$216
Parts: $337 -$453
Average Dealer price
$842 to 1158
Average Shop price
$571 to 792
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1998 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$490.42Shop/Dealer Price$627.26 - $934.87
1997 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$483.67Shop/Dealer Price$619.05 - $921.77
2000 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$511.67Shop/Dealer Price$657.09 - $967.34
2001 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$511.67Shop/Dealer Price$657.17 - $967.48
1994 BMW 540iV8-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$630.21Shop/Dealer Price$803.62 - $1209.43
1999 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$518.42Shop/Dealer Price$665.40 - $980.63
1995 BMW 540iV8-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$632.48Shop/Dealer Price$806.72 - $1214.42
2003 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$511.67Shop/Dealer Price$657.25 - $967.62
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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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Robert
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A real pleasure to have Robert work on my car. A very good mechanic fixed all my problem Thank you.
2003 BMW 540I - CAR BATTERY REPLACEMENT
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Joe
38 years of experience
Joe was awesome. Had a difficult BMW liquid cooled alternator to replace. Joe did a great job. Very informative and thorough. I will definitely request him again for next repair.
2003 BMW 540I - ALTERNATOR REPAIR
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21 years of experience
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1995 BMW 525I - FUEL PUMP REPLACEMENT
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Robert was incredibly thorough and did an excellent job. He was very friendly and professional. I will be using his services again in the future.
2000 BMW 540I - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1998 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$490.42Shop/Dealer Price$627.26 - $934.87
1997 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$483.67Shop/Dealer Price$619.05 - $921.77
2000 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$511.67Shop/Dealer Price$657.09 - $967.34
2001 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$511.67Shop/Dealer Price$657.17 - $967.48
1994 BMW 540iV8-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$630.21Shop/Dealer Price$803.62 - $1209.43
1999 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$518.42Shop/Dealer Price$665.40 - $980.63
1995 BMW 540iV8-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$632.48Shop/Dealer Price$806.72 - $1214.42
2003 BMW 540iV8-4.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$511.67Shop/Dealer Price$657.25 - $967.62
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