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Scion tC 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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Scion tC Alternator Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Scion tC Alternator Replacement is $408. 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
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
160,000 miles
Jim C  • 
November 6, 2020 8:38 PM  • 
Waddell AZ 85355
$423
2.90  hrs
1.50  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4
85,000 miles
Billy J  • 
October 17, 2020 8:48 PM  • 
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
$343
2.50  hrs
1.30  hrs
2008 Scion tC 2.4L L4
240,000 miles
Marie R  • 
October 17, 2020 2:53 AM  • 
National City CA 91950
$348
3.80  hrs
1.40  hrs
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
178,000 miles
Brandon E  • 
October 16, 2020 8:15 PM  • 
Corona CA 92882
$373
3.70  hrs
1.40  hrs
2010 Scion tC 2.4L L4
100,000 miles
Jarrett H  • 
October 15, 2020 6:24 AM  • 
La Mesa CA 91942
$348
5.60  hrs
1.40  hrs
2009 Scion tC 2.4L L4
244,000 miles
Robert G  • 
October 13, 2020 3:58 AM  • 
Norwalk CA 90650
$326
3.20  hrs
1.40  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4
100,000 miles
Karen H  • 
October 6, 2020 4:36 PM  • 
Pasadena CA 91107
$331
2.80  hrs
1.40  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4
100,000 miles
Karen H  • 
October 6, 2020 5:28 AM  • 
Pasadena CA 91107
$331
4.20  hrs
1.60  hrs
2009 Scion tC 2.4L L4
110,000 miles
Jessica H  • 
October 2, 2020 7:34 PM  • 
Loma Linda CA 92354
$343
5.20  hrs
1.40  hrs
2005 Scion tC 2.4L L4
180,000 miles
Gabby M  • 
September 30, 2020 6:08 PM  • 
Woodland Hills CA 91367
$390
5.30  hrs
1.30  hrs
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
150,000 miles
Mitchell O  • 
September 25, 2020 1:15 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89146
$379
4.00  hrs
1.20  hrs
2009 Scion tC 2.4L L4
215,000 miles
Christopher C  • 
September 20, 2020 6:40 PM  • 
Montclair CA 91763
$335
2.20  hrs
1.30  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4
158,000 miles
Jacob J  • 
September 16, 2020 5:10 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89169
$326
3.70  hrs
1.40  hrs
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
220,000 miles
Jill S  • 
September 15, 2020 3:40 PM  • 
Gilbert AZ 85296
$373
2.60  hrs
1.50  hrs
2010 Scion tC 2.4L L4
150,809 miles
Julian B  • 
September 11, 2020 12:42 AM  • 
Carson CA 90745
$348
2.00  hrs
1.20  hrs
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
152,000 miles
Bobby H  • 
September 10, 2020 4:31 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89183
$368
2.80  hrs
1.50  hrs
2014 Scion tC 2.5L L4
82,300 miles
Cristopher B  • 
September 9, 2020 11:48 PM  • 
Winchester CA 92596
$391
2.70  hrs
1.10  hrs
2008 Scion tC 2.4L L4
130,000 miles
Rosanna Z  • 
September 5, 2020 9:36 AM  • 
Tucson AZ 85713
$315
3.20  hrs
1.30  hrs
2011 Scion tC 2.5L L4
139,580 miles
Ethan S  • 
September 3, 2020 11:35 PM  • 
Riverside CA 92506
$377
2.50  hrs
1.40  hrs
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
148,000 miles
Sergio B  • 
August 23, 2020 4:45 PM  • 
Loma Linda CA 92354
$390
4.20  hrs
1.50  hrs
2009 Scion tC 2.4L L4
131,431 miles
Tejada B  • 
August 8, 2020 5:38 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92105
$384
2.20  hrs
1.50  hrs
2008 Scion tC 2.4L L4
183,000 miles
Monica A  • 
July 26, 2020 11:47 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89108
$514
2.30  hrs
1.40  hrs
2016 Scion tC 2.5L L4
65,000 miles
Carlos S  • 
July 24, 2020 3:51 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89113
$455
3.80  hrs
1.50  hrs
2011 Scion tC 2.5L L4
75,000 miles
Bethany M  • 
July 17, 2020 3:52 PM  • 
Oceanside CA 92056
$517
4.20  hrs
1.20  hrs
2011 Scion tC 2.5L L4
142,000 miles
Steven M  • 
July 13, 2020 3:10 AM  • 
Glendale AZ 85307
$455
5.10  hrs
1.20  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4
155,000 miles
Elizabeth A  • 
June 30, 2020 6:58 PM  • 
Glendale AZ 85303
$372
2.90  hrs
1.20  hrs
2012 Scion tC 2.5L L4
5,000 miles
Jonathan A  • 
June 4, 2020 11:26 PM  • 
El Monte CA 91732
$475
4.10  hrs
1.30  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4
134,205 miles
Caryn B  • 
May 22, 2020 5:03 AM  • 
Covina CA 91722
$384
4.10  hrs
1.50  hrs
2012 Scion tC 2.5L L4
136,245 miles
Nate E  • 
April 24, 2020 2:08 PM  • 
Santee CA 92071
$439
1.70  hrs
1.40  hrs
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
113,000 miles
Michael R  • 
April 23, 2020 10:18 PM  • 
Rocklin CA 95765
$460
1.20  hrs
1.20  hrs
2010 Scion tC 2.4L L4
140,000 miles
Kyle A  • 
March 28, 2020 2:23 PM  • 
Pinole CA 94564
$420
5.50  hrs
1.40  hrs
2010 Scion tC 2.4L L4
112,000 miles
Lainey T  • 
March 13, 2020 5:32 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90020
$390
5.60  hrs
1.20  hrs
2011 Scion tC 2.5L L4
108,800 miles
Fernie A  • 
January 17, 2020 6:38 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90028
$514
2.30  hrs
1.20  hrs
2011 Scion tC 2.5L L4
108,800 miles
Fernie A  • 
January 17, 2020 6:34 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90028
$382
1.70  hrs
1.30  hrs
2006 Scion tC 2.4L L4
235,000 miles
Staci G  • 
January 11, 2020 6:19 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92139
$391
3.60  hrs
1.60  hrs
2006 Scion tC Base
170,000 miles
Douglas P  • 
October 22, 2019 5:04 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92103
$551
3.10  hrs
1.10  hrs
2007 Scion tC Base
185,000 miles
Fabian C  • 
October 14, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90025
$378
5.50  hrs
1.30  hrs
2010 Scion tC Base
170,000 miles
Danielle S  • 
August 28, 2019 6:24 PM  • 
Huntington Beach CA 92648
$405
2.30  hrs
1.40  hrs
2005 Scion tC Base
168,888 miles
Cesar M  • 
August 21, 2019 8:51 PM  • 
Richmond CA 94804
$546
2.60  hrs
1.30  hrs
2008 Scion tC Base
130,000 miles
Pedro O  • 
August 14, 2019 8:31 AM  • 
Alhambra CA 91803
$403
2.60  hrs
1.40  hrs
2007 Scion tC Base
124,123 miles
Lisa V  • 
August 11, 2019 8:23 AM  • 
El Segundo CA 90245
$833
4.80  hrs
1.10  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4 Base
134,205 miles
Caryn B  • 
 • 
Covina CA 91722
$351
3.10  hrs
1.40  hrs
2007 Scion tC 2.4L L4 Base
134,205 miles
Caryn B  • 
 • 
Covina CA 91722
$351
3.00  hrs
1.60  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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