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Ford F-150 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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Ford F-150 Alternator Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Ford F-150 Alternator Replacement is $422. 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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2003 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
180,000 miles
Jessica N  • 
September 21, 2020 3:04 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89129
$298
1.70  hrs
1.00  hrs
2004 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
130,000 miles
Rigoberto B  • 
September 18, 2020 7:26 PM  • 
Oxnard CA 93030
$430
0.90  hrs
0.90  hrs
2006 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
100,000 miles
Jason G  • 
September 14, 2020 11:29 PM  • 
Fontana CA 92335
$333
4.40  hrs
1.30  hrs
2010 Ford F-150 4.6L V8 XL
67,000 miles
Rebecca M  • 
September 14, 2020 7:27 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89131
$344
2.20  hrs
1.30  hrs
2016 Ford F-150 3.5L V6 Turbo Platinum
84,000 miles
Steven B  • 
September 11, 2020 2:05 AM  • 
Surprise AZ 85388
$676
4.80  hrs
1.20  hrs
1995 Ford F-150 5.8L V8
160,000 miles
Austin O  • 
September 8, 2020 3:56 AM  • 
Henderson NV 89015
$253
5.50  hrs
1.40  hrs
2001 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
144,000 miles
Constance P  • 
August 29, 2020 8:42 PM  • 
Oakland CA 94609
$258
2.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
200,000 miles
Armando P  • 
August 24, 2020 5:22 PM  • 
Tucson AZ 85757
$238
3.70  hrs
1.00  hrs
2011 Ford F-150 5.0L V8
133,000 miles
Brian V  • 
August 21, 2020 5:07 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89148
$672
3.50  hrs
0.60  hrs
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L V8 XLT
200,487 miles
Angela E  • 
August 17, 2020 11:02 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95815
$289
5.30  hrs
1.20  hrs
2016 Ford F-150 3.5L V6 Turbo
56,912 miles
Sherrice A  • 
August 15, 2020 6:29 PM  • 
San Jose CA 95113
$705
3.50  hrs
1.80  hrs
2003 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
135,000 miles
Nick M  • 
August 15, 2020 2:25 AM  • 
Fresno CA 93727
$321
4.90  hrs
0.90  hrs
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L V8 XL
260,000 miles
Francisco S  • 
August 10, 2020 11:52 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89139
$273
2.20  hrs
1.10  hrs
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
260,000 miles
Francisco S  • 
August 10, 2020 7:32 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89119
$273
3.10  hrs
1.10  hrs
2015 Ford F-150 2.7L V6 Turbo
50,000 miles
Judit M  • 
July 29, 2020 9:40 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94103
$672
1.70  hrs
1.30  hrs
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
220,000 miles
Baltazar L  • 
July 10, 2020 10:08 PM  • 
West Covina CA 91790
$289
5.20  hrs
1.00  hrs
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
160,000 miles
Chris S  • 
June 30, 2020 9:27 PM  • 
Vallejo CA 94591
$400
1.10  hrs
0.90  hrs
2003 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
140,000 miles
Karah M  • 
June 15, 2020 12:00 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85021
$294
2.30  hrs
1.20  hrs
2005 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
168,000 miles
Erik P  • 
June 9, 2020 4:42 PM  • 
Folsom CA 95630
$125
3.60  hrs
1.20  hrs
2001 Ford F-150 4.2L V6
225,000 miles
Blake P  • 
June 8, 2020 2:17 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89119
$315
1.30  hrs
1.10  hrs
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
126,334 miles
Matthew O  • 
June 6, 2020 11:00 AM  • 
Yorba Linda CA 92886
$337
2.70  hrs
1.10  hrs
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
230,000 miles
Jovon A  • 
June 5, 2020 2:00 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89121
$370
3.60  hrs
1.30  hrs
2006 Ford F-150 5.4L V8 XL
60,000 miles
Chris N  • 
May 21, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
San Francisco CA 94116
$423
2.80  hrs
0.90  hrs
2003 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
89,300 miles
Charles P  • 
May 20, 2020 1:40 PM  • 
El Cajon CA 92021
$464
3.60  hrs
2.30  hrs
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L V6
150,000 miles
Herman B  • 
May 7, 2020 2:13 AM  • 
Escondido CA 92026
$355
3.00  hrs
1.50  hrs
2002 Ford F-150 4.2L V6
273,000 miles
Joseph L  • 
April 20, 2020 11:35 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92113
$370
3.50  hrs
0.80  hrs
2015 Ford F-150 3.5L V6 Turbo
123,000 miles
Brian M  • 
April 10, 2020 8:03 PM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91913
$640
2.60  hrs
1.70  hrs
2015 Ford F-150 3.5L V6 Turbo
123,000 miles
Brian M  • 
April 10, 2020 7:52 PM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91913
$1,168
4.30  hrs
1.70  hrs
2006 Ford F-150 4.2L V6
130,500 miles
Kenneth S  • 
February 24, 2020 12:00 PM  • 
San Bruno CA 94066
$394
2.80  hrs
0.70  hrs
2017 Ford F-150
100,000 miles
Nico C  • 
February 11, 2020 3:28 AM  • 
Alameda CA 94501
$650
5.30  hrs
0.60  hrs
2006 Ford F-150 5.4L V8
220,000 miles
Tanner L  • 
November 29, 2019 11:00 AM  • 
Port Hueneme Cbc Base CA 93043
$432
1.20  hrs
0.90  hrs
2015 Ford F-150 XLT
70,000 miles
Shay B  • 
August 30, 2019 2:56 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90001
$559
3.50  hrs
1.60  hrs
2015 Ford F-150 XLT
70,000 miles
Shay B  • 
August 30, 2019 2:30 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90001
$559
2.70  hrs
1.90  hrs
2002 Ford F-150 XL
130,000 miles
Hannah M  • 
June 26, 2019 5:00 PM  • 
Valencia CA 91355
$429
1.60  hrs
1.70  hrs
2002 Ford F-150 XL
145,000 miles
Milton B  • 
June 25, 2019 6:59 PM  • 
Imperial Beach CA 91932
$444
4.30  hrs
1.70  hrs
1999 Ford F-150 Base
0 miles
Rodney B  • 
June 5, 2019 10:00 AM  • 
Apple Valley CA 92307
$511
3.80  hrs
1.70  hrs
2008 Ford F-150 4.6L V8
106,861 miles
Stephanie C  • 
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San Diego CA 92111
$188
6.50  hrs
1.90  hrs
2003 Ford F-150 5.4L V8 King Ranch
145,000 miles
Tammy D  • 
 • 
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91737
$279
4.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2006 Ford F-150 4.2L V6 XLT
270,000 miles
Judy B  • 
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Orangevale CA 95662
$412
5.20  hrs
0.80  hrs
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Oct 2, 2020 4:53 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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