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Alternator Repair Estimate for Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Alternator Repair costs $542 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$345 to $979
Labor: $70 -$272
Parts: $275 -$707
Average Dealer price
$644 to 1730
Average Shop price
$428 to 1167
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2015 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$958.12Shop/Dealer Price$1192.29 - $1835.98
2012 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1434.60Shop/Dealer Price$1783.35 - $2718.00
2015 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$788.00Shop/Dealer Price$980.86 - $1513.63
2002 Volkswagen PassatW8-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1651.56Shop/Dealer Price$2054.47 - $3151.78
2014 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$958.12Shop/Dealer Price$1192.31 - $1836.01
1998 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$913.58Shop/Dealer Price$1133.02 - $1693.36
2007 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$916.12Shop/Dealer Price$1141.68 - $1778.91
2012 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1259.68Shop/Dealer Price$1569.35 - $2439.30
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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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Volkswagen Passat Repair

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Charles was efficient and friendly. Couldn't ask for a better mechanic.
2013 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - BRAKE SYSTEM FLUSH - WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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16 years of experience
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16 years of experience
Timely, professional.
2013 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - OIL CHANGE - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

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28 years of experience
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Manuel
28 years of experience
The overall experience was great! Manuel is very knowledgeable. I'll probably be scheduling appointment with him from now on whenever any of our cars needs anything.
2002 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - TIMING BELT - IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

Fred

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Fred
13 years of experience
Fred should have test driven the vehicle more. The Emissions Shop warning light came on the first time I drove the car. The Other Inspection service was to ensure a good connection on glow plug 4 since the computer read out said it wasn't getting a consistent ground. Fred also did not arrive with the valve cover gasket or a spate glow plug wire. Now another YourMechanic is going to need to revisit the car, rip apart the engine to get to the glow plugs and install a new ~$15 cable. All could likely have been averted.
2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (REAR) - HUMBLE, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2015 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$958.12Shop/Dealer Price$1192.29 - $1835.98
2012 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L Turbo DieselService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1434.60Shop/Dealer Price$1783.35 - $2718.00
2015 Volkswagen PassatL4-1.8L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$788.00Shop/Dealer Price$980.86 - $1513.63
2002 Volkswagen PassatW8-4.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1651.56Shop/Dealer Price$2054.47 - $3151.78
2014 Volkswagen PassatV6-3.6LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$958.12Shop/Dealer Price$1192.31 - $1836.01
1998 Volkswagen PassatV6-2.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$913.58Shop/Dealer Price$1133.02 - $1693.36
2007 Volkswagen PassatL4-2.0L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$916.12Shop/Dealer Price$1141.68 - $1778.91
2012 Volkswagen PassatL5-2.5LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$1259.68Shop/Dealer Price$1569.35 - $2439.30
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