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paintref
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join:2003-02-21
Houston, TX

Labor cost for alternator replacement?

I have a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder and found out the alternator is going bad.

I ordered one and was planning on to taking it to my mechanic to have it installed.

About how much would I expect to pay in labor to have this done?

PrntRhd
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Fairfield, CA
Does the pulley on the old one need to be removed and installed on the new one?
New belt being installed?


paintref
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said by PrntRhd:

Does the pulley on the old one need to be removed and installed on the new one?
New belt being installed?

Yes, I believe the pulley will need to be taken off and put on and no, don't need a new belt, the old one was working fine.


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said by paintref:

Yes, I believe the pulley will need to be taken off and put on

The alternator should have the correct v-belt pulley already on it.

»www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/searc···e=Nissan

And this:

»www.google.com/search?q=1995+Nis···&bih=705



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reply to paintref
I'm think an hour of labor so, $60-$80?
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paintref
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Houston, TX
reply to paintref

Re: Labor cost for alternator replacement?

Just found out my alternator will come with the pulley. Still no new belt.

So does the estimate between $60-$80 still stand?

PrntRhd
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Depends on the local labor rate but 1 hour is a good estimate.

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reply to paintref
I use this site for repair estimates. They tend to be somewhat higher than I can find, if I look around.
»repairpal.com/estimator/results


paintref
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reply to paintref
Just a small update...went to my mechanic to see how much for labor and he quoted me $120 in labor, which includes replacing the alternator and belts (Quoted me $85 for the alternator replacement only).

Figured might as well get the belts replaced too, so as to avoid further problems down the road.

Will be taking it in Friday morning to get the work done.


paintref
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reply to paintref
All went well today. Went to the repair shop at about 8 am, waited till about 8.30 and was out by about 10 am or so.

Then went to the parts store where I bought my battery to make sure it didn't need a charge and sure enough it didn't (was running at 12.5 volts).

Also decided to get all the belts replaced at the same time.

The new "re manufactured" alternator is working great and I got it for a little more than half off on ebay.

Just happy it all turned out well in the end. Thanks to all who helped out.


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Glad to see you decided to change the belts - It's not much cost, especially if the belts have to be removed or idlers loosened, alternator replaced. If the belts are more than a few years old, it's good preventative maintenance.
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