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Chevrolet HHR Alternator Replacement

An alternator generates electric power in a car and is a major component of the car's charging system. Replacement costs depend on the year, make, and model of the car.

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Chevrolet HHR Alternator Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet HHR Alternator Replacement is $483. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Drop-off
Delivery
Price
2010 Chevrolet HHR 2.2L L4
200,000 miles
Don J  • 
August 25, 2020 9:37 PM  • 
Surprise AZ 85374
$589
5.10  hrs
1.90  hrs
2007 Chevrolet HHR 2.4L L4
201,000 miles
Keysha W  • 
July 17, 2020 9:44 PM  • 
Fresno CA 93702
$487
6.50  hrs
2.00  hrs
2007 Chevrolet HHR 2.2L L4 LT
164,000 miles
William S  • 
May 6, 2020 9:26 PM  • 
Hayward CA 94541
$550
2.20  hrs
1.90  hrs
2006 Chevrolet HHR 2.4L L4
67,000 miles
Lashon P  • 
May 2, 2020 1:36 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85040
$547
5.40  hrs
2.00  hrs
2007 Chevrolet HHR
110,000 miles
William S  • 
April 18, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Hayward CA 94541
$184
4.20  hrs
1.90  hrs
2006 Chevrolet HHR 2.2L L4 LT
106,000 miles
Jane C  • 
April 16, 2020 3:00 PM  • 
Hayward CA 94545
$364
4.40  hrs
1.90  hrs
2006 Chevrolet HHR 2.2L L4 LT
106,000 miles
Jane C  • 
April 15, 2020 4:00 PM  • 
Hayward CA 94545
$500
6.90  hrs
2.20  hrs
2007 Chevrolet HHR
90,000 miles
Eugenia B  • 
December 15, 2019 11:00 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89121
$505
4.50  hrs
1.70  hrs
2006 Chevrolet HHR 2.4L L4
165,000 miles
Michael L  • 
December 3, 2019 8:17 PM  • 
San Bernardino CA 92410
$375
4.90  hrs
1.60  hrs
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT
150,000 miles
Kyle B  • 
November 20, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Bellflower CA 90706
$791
1.80  hrs
2.10  hrs
2007 Chevrolet HHR LT
89,000 miles
Paul G  • 
September 21, 2019 6:53 AM  • 
Chino CA 91710
$359
1.80  hrs
1.90  hrs
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT
260,000 miles
La tanya S  • 
September 15, 2019 12:05 AM  • 
San Jose CA 95123
$499
6.10  hrs
1.60  hrs
2009 Chevrolet HHR LT
85,000 miles
Barbara M  • 
August 28, 2019 3:29 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92130
$485
2.40  hrs
1.90  hrs
2009 Chevrolet HHR LT
85,000 miles
Barbara M  • 
August 28, 2019 2:32 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92130
$519
2.40  hrs
2.10  hrs
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Sep 11, 2020 3:48 PM
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What is an Alternator?

The alternator is responsible for two things. First, it powers the electrical units when your car is running. The radio, lights, window switches, USB ports, etc., are all powered by the alternator. And second, it recharges the car’s battery, which is the source of electricity when the car is turned off.

Your car’s alternator gains power from the engine. It’s connected to the engine via a drive belt, and it converts that energy into usable electricity.

It’s a pretty simple system. However, the alternator does need to be regulated, to make sure that nothing is overcharged or undercharged. In older cars, that’s the job of the voltage regulator. In newer cars, the engine control module (ECM) is responsible for those duties.

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Symptoms of a failing Alternator

Car won’t start

When your car is running, the alternator uses energy from the engine to recharge the battery. When the car is off, it needs that electricity from the battery in order to turn back on. If the car won’t turn on, it may be because the alternator isn’t recharging the battery.

Hard starting

Similarly, if the alternator isn’t charging the battery sufficiently, you’ll likely have trouble starting the car, also known as a hard start.

Stalling

You might think that these issues only arise when starting the vehicle, but a malfunctioning alternator can actually result in stalling when your car is turned on.

Lights that are too bright or too dim

If the alternator is sending too much electricity to the electrical units, your car’s lights will likely be brighter than they’re supposed to be. Conversely, if the alternator isn’t sending enough electricity, then the lights will be too dim.

Whining noise

A busted alternator will often make an annoying whining noise when the engine is running.

Warning lights

A malfunctioning alternator will usually result in a warning light or two illuminating on your dashboard. The check engine warning light and a charging system warning light are most common.

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How urgent is an Alternator replacement?

Usually a faulty alternator won’t cause further damage to the vehicle. However, if it is overcharging or undercharging certain electrical units, it is possible for some damage to occur. A malfunctioning alternator does make your car less reliable, however, due to the potential issues with stalling and starting, so it’s best to get it replaced immediately if you’re starting to notice the above symptoms.

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