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How much does a Alternator Repair cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Explorer Alternator Repair is $295 with $200 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$689.26Shop/Dealer Price$831.59 - $1222.55
2016 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1132.26Shop/Dealer Price$1393.36 - $2140.60
2017 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$797.48Shop/Dealer Price$969.39 - $1440.04
2003 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$621.09Shop/Dealer Price$762.61 - $1164.68
2015 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$850.46Shop/Dealer Price$1035.65 - $1546.06
2002 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$621.09Shop/Dealer Price$762.63 - $1164.72
2012 Ford ExplorerL4-2.0L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1013.61Shop/Dealer Price$1251.90 - $1944.52
1998 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$626.09Shop/Dealer Price$767.87 - $1170.14
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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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Peter

22 years of experience
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Peter
22 years of experience
Explorer 2004 - Alternator - Studio City, CA
He was ontime and finished the job in less than an hour.

Ronnaldo

10 years of experience
37 reviews
Ronnaldo
10 years of experience
Explorer 2008 - Alternator - Atlanta, GA
Ronnaldo called en route and once he arrived at my house. Like a physician he asked about my trucks ‘symptoms’ and we agreed that the issue was the alternator. He said he would be finished in about 45 minutes; he called me to come outside in ‘30’ minutes! The work was superb and Ronnaldo had a warm and personable attitude to boot! Hopefully, I will not require your services anytime soon  but if I do I have found my mechanic! Thanks, Felix Brown

Glenn

0 years of experience
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Glenn
0 years of experience
Explorer 2002 - Alternator - Indianapolis, IN
Showed up early and explained what all my car needed in a manner I was able to understand.

Devin

6 years of experience
15 reviews
Devin
6 years of experience
Explorer 2002 - Car is not starting - Lake Wales, FL
Mechanic was on time, he was friendly and professional.

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