STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT NEAR ME
Starting your car should be easy, but issues can arise from time to time. Fully functional components such as the alternator, battery, and starter are vital to your vehicle starting and running safely and reliably. At Sun Devil Auto, we are committed to providing you with expert auto repair advice and services.
If you have trouble getting your vehicle to start, contact Sun Devil Auto for an inspection and any necessary repairs. Our certified technicians are highly experienced and will handle your starter and alternator repairs using state-of-the-art tools to restore your vehicle’s proper function.
Alternator Replacement in Phoenix, AZ Valley
Sun Devil Auto proudly serves the Phoenix valley metro with locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Maricopa, Queen Creek, Cave Creek, Glendale, Sun Lakes, and Sun City West. Find a location today for help with your starter or alternator from our ASE certified technicians.
When your vehicle is experiencing issues with the starter, your vehicle may display the following symptoms:
- Slow to crank or start.
- No start.
- Clicking noise when attempting to start vehicle.
- A high pitched sound but no engagement to starter.
When your vehicle’s alternator is malfunctioning your vehicle will experience any or all of the following:
- Dimming lights.
- Loss of electrical accessories (radio, power windows, etc.)
- Noise when engine running.
- Warning lights on dashboard or multiple icons illuminated.
- Difficulty starting due to low voltage in battery.
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Starter and Alternator Replacement Process
Replacing either of these components can vary dramatically based on vehicle type. There are vehicles where this service can be performed easily with minimal tool use. However, many cars are getting more and more complex by year wherein alternators and starters could require a more comprehensive repair.
Some modern day alternators are built into the front of the engine and in some cases, may contain engine coolant passages. Some vehicles are equipped with starters that are placed in the center of the engine as opposed to external engine areas which require special tools and extensive labor to access and repair or replace.
Starter Replacement Cost
Before replacing the starter, it is important to have a diagnostic test performed to confirm the starter has failed. In some cases, the issue may be related to a weak battery, faulty neutral safety switch, or other electrical component. Due to the diagnostic and each vehicle’s unique design, a technician will need to first evaluate the vehicle to provide an accurate cost for replacement.
Alternator Replacement Cost
Similar to the starter, a diagnostic needs to be performed to ensure the alternator is the cause of the failure. The cost of replacing your vehicle’s alternator can range from minimal to quite costly based on your vehicle type and the kind of alternator you choose to have installed into your vehicle. In certain cases, your vehicle’s current alternator may be sent out for repair and reinstalled, a rebuilt alternator may be used, or a brand new alternator may be required to fully repair the vehicle.
Whether your starter or alternator is the cause of your vehicle’s struggles, after your vehicle is inspected by a qualified ASE Certified Sun Devil Auto Technician, you will be given the best advice and recommendations to restore your vehicle to a proper running condition.