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Nissan Quest 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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Nissan Quest Alternator Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Nissan Quest Alternator Replacement is $593. 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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Quoted to
Drop-off
Delivery
Price
2007 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6
90,000 miles
Vinod A  • 
October 6, 2020 10:10 PM  • 
Dublin CA 94568
$777
6.20  hrs
2.30  hrs
2008 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6
190,335 miles
Manuel G  • 
October 2, 2020 1:10 AM  • 
Canyon Country CA 91351
$649
4.50  hrs
1.90  hrs
2006 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6
150,000 miles
Kristy R  • 
September 15, 2020 7:49 PM  • 
Lake Elsinore CA 92530
$649
1.90  hrs
2.30  hrs
2008 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6
150,000 miles
Guillermo R  • 
September 15, 2020 5:35 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85037
$753
4.10  hrs
2.30  hrs
2015 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6
74,000 miles
Channin S  • 
August 19, 2020 1:29 PM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91911
$739
2.20  hrs
2.40  hrs
1997 Nissan Quest 3.0L V6
200,000 miles
Chris F  • 
June 30, 2020 6:43 PM  • 
Milpitas CA 95035
$391
3.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2012 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6 SL
92,000 miles
S G  • 
May 14, 2020 2:15 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89110
$432
5.90  hrs
2.20  hrs
1997 Nissan Quest 3.0L V6
260,610 miles
Yuriy P  • 
April 21, 2020 9:00 AM  • 
Santa Clara CA 95050
$455
1.10  hrs
1.10  hrs
2008 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6
80,000 miles
Suleiman M  • 
March 11, 2020 4:51 PM  • 
Palo Alto CA 94304
$560
6.10  hrs
2.00  hrs
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L V6
172,800 miles
Quentin C  • 
December 28, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Colton CA 92324
$722
4.70  hrs
2.00  hrs
1999 Nissan Quest 3.3L V6 GXE
100,000 miles
Anthony M  • 
 • 
Hayward CA 94544
$458
1.20  hrs
1.20  hrs
1999 Nissan Quest 3.3L V6 GXE
100,000 miles
Anthony M  • 
 • 
Hayward CA 94544
$525
1.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
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Nov 13, 2020 5:47 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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