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How much does a Alternator Repair cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford Fairmont Alternator Repair is $164 with $69 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1980 Ford FairmontL6-3.3LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$253.61Shop/Dealer Price$298.27 - $409.73
1981 Ford FairmontL6-3.3LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$233.61Shop/Dealer Price$278.28 - $389.76
1981 Ford FairmontL4-2.3LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$233.61Shop/Dealer Price$278.28 - $389.76
1980 Ford FairmontL4-2.3LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$233.61Shop/Dealer Price$278.26 - $389.72
1982 Ford FairmontL6-3.3LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$233.61Shop/Dealer Price$278.30 - $389.79
1980 Ford FairmontV8-4.2LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$233.61Shop/Dealer Price$278.28 - $389.76
1979 Ford FairmontL4-2.3LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$417.61Shop/Dealer Price$506.90 - $752.52
1982 Ford FairmontV8-4.2LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$238.61Shop/Dealer Price$283.52 - $395.18
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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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John

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John
20 years of experience
Ford Fairmont L6-3.3L - Brake Hose Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front, Driver Side Rear) - Orlando, Florida
John was punctual and pleasant. He knew what he was doing, was familiar with my type of car and completed the work quickly.

Andrew

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Andrew
15 years of experience
Ford F-350 V8-7.5L - Alternator - Portland, Oregon
Did an excellent job and took the time to evaluate what was needed. Will definitely use his services again.

Tien

23 years of experience
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Tien
23 years of experience
Ford Explorer V6-4.0L - Alternator - Union City, California
Early for appointment. Friendly and knew what he was doing. Went checked out my car and told me what to watch out for or replace. I would have him to work on my cars anytime. Great guy.

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Gerron
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Ford Taurus V6-3.0L - Alternator - Beaverton, Oregon
great experience, fast and reliable. absolutely recommend

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