Alternator Repair Estimate for Cadillac Catera

Cadillac Catera Alternator Repair costs $283 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$283 to $297
Labor: $98 -$112
Parts: $185
Average Dealer price
$500
Average Shop price
$348
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1997 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$297.75Shop/Dealer Price$383.26 - $559.75
2000 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$294.05Shop/Dealer Price$378.81 - $552.65
1999 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$294.05Shop/Dealer Price$378.70 - $552.46
2001 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$294.05Shop/Dealer Price$378.75 - $552.55
1998 Cadillac CateraV6-3.0LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$297.75Shop/Dealer Price$383.29 - $559.80
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Parts required for a Cadillac Catera Alternator Repair

$185

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Steven
9 years of experience
Stephen is great. he showed up on time he is friendly he is knowledgeable of what he is doing in a professional manner I will definitely use him again when I need him
2006 CADILLAC CTS - ALTERNATOR REPAIR
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Patrick
27 years of experience
My 2007 Cadillac SRX AWD V6 was pinging on acceleration, had lost engine pep and the gas mileage had dropped to about 10 miles per gallon. The car has 97,000 miles on it and Cadillac recommends changing spark plugs at 100,000 miles. I called Cadillac and got a quote of $ 550. Wow! I called your mechanic and got a quote for $ 299.00. I asked for Patrick, who I had used before. Patrick came and and did a pretty involved job disassembling the top of the engine to reach the spark plugs and replaced them in about 3 hours. Patrick noted that the old plugs were very worn and that the spark plug tubes and the spark tubes had oil at the bottom of them. He told me that might be because the seal at the bottom of the spark plug tubes had failed, allowing oil from inside the valve cover to get into the spark plug tubes. I did some research and found that these seals failing is a relatively common issue in SRX's as well as other vehicles. The seals are not expensive but it appears that to replace them, the top of the engine would need to be disassembled again plus the valve cover on each side would also have to be removed, Then the seals could be installed and everything reassembled. That's most likely an expensive job. I drove the car after the new plugs were installed. Quite a difference. The car has its pep back, the mileage is starting to rise back to normal levels, and although I still get a slight ping at times, at this point it is about 90 % less than I was getting. My question is if I do nothing about the spark plug tube seals, will my issues return? Notes about this indicate that at some point the spark plugs are fouled enough to cause engine error faults and misfires if the spark plug tube seals are not replaced. Now I have to decide if I want to spend the money to have the new seals installed or take my chances and see what happens. If you read this Patrick, I would appreciate your best guess. Patrick is a very good mechanic. My dad ran an auto parts store, a garage and a machine shop for 25 years so I do know a few things about cars and know a good mechanic when I see one. If you need an excellent mechanic who is also honest, look no further than Patrick.
2007 CADILLAC SRX - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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Noe
31 years of experience
Noe was great. Arrived early. Very informative & friendly. I trust the quality of his work. Anyone that has the pleasure of having him work on his/her vehicle is fortunate & very lucky.
2003 CADILLAC SEVILLE - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON INSPECTION
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Rod
12 years of experience
Fantastic
2011 CADILLAC SRX - WHEEL BEARINGS REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT)
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All about Alternator Repair

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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