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Alternator Repair Estimate for Kia Optima

Kia Optima Alternator Repair costs $315 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$222 to $487
Labor: $70 -$144
Parts: $152 -$343
Average Dealer price
$398 to 854
Average Shop price
$274 to 579
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2001 Kia OptimaV6-2.5LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$364.42Shop/Dealer Price$451.05 - $661.95
2008 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$287.69Shop/Dealer Price$356.12 - $522.02
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$425.20Shop/Dealer Price$527.95 - $796.94
2005 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$469.11Shop/Dealer Price$581.99 - $871.46
2013 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$354.29Shop/Dealer Price$437.51 - $628.34
2007 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$291.53Shop/Dealer Price$360.83 - $529.54
2009 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$249.48Shop/Dealer Price$308.38 - $445.64
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.0L TurboService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$329.71Shop/Dealer Price$409.23 - $614.95
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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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Trung
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Trunk was amazing! Fast and friendly, as always.
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Noe was polite, kind, and professional. I would have him back again to work on my vehicle.
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Nice and Honest person.
2003 KIA OPTIMA - OTHER INSPECTIONS
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Luis
12 years of experience
He was professional and courteous but I have to jump my car off every time I want to go somewhere. The lights and everything comes on fine so I think something from the battery may not be connected to the starter properly. I say this because a friend had a similar problem. Now I have to call again. Thankfully I am off but its a Sunday so I don't know if I will be able to get anyone.
2004 KIA OPTIMA - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2001 Kia OptimaV6-2.5LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$364.42Shop/Dealer Price$451.05 - $661.95
2008 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$287.69Shop/Dealer Price$356.12 - $522.02
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$425.20Shop/Dealer Price$527.95 - $796.94
2005 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$469.11Shop/Dealer Price$581.99 - $871.46
2013 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$354.29Shop/Dealer Price$437.51 - $628.34
2007 Kia OptimaL4-2.4LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$291.53Shop/Dealer Price$360.83 - $529.54
2009 Kia OptimaV6-2.7LService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$249.48Shop/Dealer Price$308.38 - $445.64
2011 Kia OptimaL4-2.0L TurboService typeAlternator RepairYourMechanic Price$329.71Shop/Dealer Price$409.23 - $614.95
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