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Toyota RAV4 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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Toyota RAV4 Alternator Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Toyota RAV4 Alternator Replacement is $555. 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.

Car
Quoted to
Drop-off
Delivery
Price
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4
180,000 miles
Travis D  • 
November 11, 2020 1:50 AM  • 
Portland OR 97206
$335
2.80  hrs
0.70  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
186,000 miles
Brooklyn G  • 
November 8, 2020 4:57 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92114
$475
2.80  hrs
1.50  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
7,000 miles
Darlene R  • 
October 24, 2020 5:46 PM  • 
San Mateo CA 94404
$733
5.20  hrs
3.50  hrs
2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
256,000 miles
Robert S  • 
October 20, 2020 11:40 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90810
$413
5.50  hrs
1.10  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
130,000 miles
Deborah J  • 
October 17, 2020 8:47 PM  • 
San Leandro CA 94577
$766
4.40  hrs
3.60  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
170,000 miles
Jason C  • 
October 15, 2020 9:14 PM  • 
Citrus Heights CA 95621
$496
2.50  hrs
1.60  hrs
2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
256,000 miles
Courtney R  • 
October 14, 2020 3:57 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94117
$431
2.30  hrs
1.10  hrs
2011 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
256,000 miles
Courtney R  • 
October 14, 2020 3:48 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94117
$799
4.00  hrs
3.30  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
100,000 miles
Rica L  • 
October 8, 2020 4:19 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92130
$733
4.90  hrs
3.50  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
150,000 miles
Gary T  • 
October 5, 2020 7:11 PM  • 
Fontana CA 92337
$454
6.20  hrs
1.60  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
130,586 miles
Isaias C  • 
October 1, 2020 8:53 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90011
$667
6.00  hrs
3.60  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
96,500 miles
Subhadeep D  • 
September 20, 2020 6:02 PM  • 
Panorama City CA 91402
$454
3.10  hrs
1.50  hrs
2005 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
185,000 miles
Shanna R  • 
September 15, 2020 3:26 PM  • 
Lake Elsinore CA 92530
$300
2.20  hrs
1.10  hrs
2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
120,000 miles
Fabian C  • 
September 10, 2020 12:46 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89149
$633
7.20  hrs
3.30  hrs
2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4 Base
245,000 miles
Gerard M  • 
September 8, 2020 7:40 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89128
$465
6.00  hrs
1.20  hrs
2011 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
70,000 miles
J P  • 
August 30, 2020 7:34 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94121
$788
8.10  hrs
3.90  hrs
2008 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
127,000 miles
Cassidy R  • 
August 29, 2020 7:06 PM  • 
Fair Oaks CA 95628
$716
6.40  hrs
3.60  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6 Sport
152,000 miles
Tim A  • 
August 28, 2020 3:07 AM  • 
Oceanside CA 92058
$480
2.00  hrs
1.50  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
144,000 miles
Ian A  • 
August 25, 2020 5:44 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89179
$633
4.90  hrs
3.60  hrs
2005 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
68,000 miles
Raychel N  • 
August 24, 2020 9:18 PM  • 
Anaheim CA 92804
$300
4.10  hrs
0.60  hrs
2002 Toyota RAV4 Electric Base
200,000 miles
Ruby R  • 
August 19, 2020 5:30 PM  • 
Rancho Cordova CA 95670
$250
4.20  hrs
2.00  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
160,000 miles
Christine G  • 
August 18, 2020 6:38 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95820
$912
4.40  hrs
3.50  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
98,000 miles
D P  • 
August 15, 2020 9:16 PM  • 
Riverside CA 92501
$682
6.40  hrs
3.50  hrs
2012 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
95,000 miles
Gretchen C  • 
August 9, 2020 8:36 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85041
$471
3.90  hrs
1.50  hrs
2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
100,000 miles
Shane B  • 
August 9, 2020 8:02 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85086
$150
1.40  hrs
1.20  hrs
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
207,703 miles
Danna J  • 
August 9, 2020 7:39 PM  • 
West Covina CA 91792
$337
1.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6 Sport
120,000 miles
Deanna F  • 
August 4, 2020 11:04 PM  • 
Ladera Ranch CA 92694
$815
3.50  hrs
3.80  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
149,141 miles
M G  • 
July 29, 2020 5:05 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92127
$513
3.90  hrs
1.80  hrs
2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
150,000 miles
Donna D  • 
July 4, 2020 4:00 AM  • 
Roseville CA 95661
$638
4.20  hrs
1.80  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
56,000 miles
Jill M  • 
June 22, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Rocklin CA 95677
$513
5.60  hrs
1.80  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
78,000 miles
Eduardo A  • 
June 18, 2020 6:45 AM  • 
Spring Valley CA 91977
$799
7.60  hrs
4.20  hrs
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4
120,000 miles
Marcod N  • 
June 15, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89148
$375
4.30  hrs
1.30  hrs
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4
2,000 miles
James M  • 
June 6, 2020 2:28 PM  • 
Westminster CA 92683
$255
2.10  hrs
0.90  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
98,000 miles
Annastasia G  • 
June 4, 2020 7:56 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85027
$729
8.40  hrs
4.20  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
180,000 miles
Jessica W  • 
June 3, 2020 11:00 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92110
$424
4.60  hrs
1.10  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
180,000 miles
Jessica W  • 
June 2, 2020 1:35 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92110
$433
2.10  hrs
1.30  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
175,000 miles
Michael C  • 
May 18, 2020 4:36 AM  • 
Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688
$710
6.20  hrs
4.00  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
196,000 miles
Marissa G  • 
May 11, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91911
$480
2.90  hrs
1.40  hrs
1998 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4
200,000 miles
Denise B  • 
May 10, 2020 12:14 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90008
$75
1.60  hrs
0.90  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
70,200 miles
Tameka J  • 
May 2, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Torrance CA 90501
$748
3.80  hrs
3.70  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4
72,000 miles
Tameka J  • 
May 1, 2020 8:07 PM  • 
Torrance CA 90501
$477
1.90  hrs
1.20  hrs
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
140,000 miles
Roberts R  • 
March 10, 2020 3:16 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89131
$381
3.20  hrs
0.60  hrs
2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4
160,000 miles
Melissa H  • 
March 9, 2020 2:00 PM  • 
Whittier CA 90601
$345
1.90  hrs
0.60  hrs
2008 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
8,000 miles
Arvind K  • 
March 8, 2020 8:08 PM  • 
Fremont CA 94536
$426
3.90  hrs
1.50  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6
109,999 miles
Teano T  • 
February 7, 2020 3:00 PM  • 
Chino Hills CA 91709
$666
4.40  hrs
3.70  hrs
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4 Base
280,000 miles
Sherri G  • 
January 26, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Long Beach CA 90814
$325
2.50  hrs
0.70  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4
175,000 miles
Miguel S  • 
January 13, 2020 9:37 PM  • 
Canyon Country CA 91387
$383
2.80  hrs
1.00  hrs
1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4
200,000 miles
Alex C  • 
December 3, 2019 2:00 PM  • 
Albany CA 94706
$334
2.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
2005 Toyota RAV4 2.4L L4
154,000 miles
Morgan L  • 
November 29, 2019 4:00 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89148
$391
2.30  hrs
0.90  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 Base
153,000 miles
Jeanette B  • 
November 9, 2019 6:49 PM  • 
Santee CA 92071
$1,050
4.80  hrs
3.40  hrs
2012 Toyota RAV4 Base
88,000 miles
Nathaniel O  • 
November 6, 2019 1:00 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95823
$454
3.60  hrs
3.40  hrs
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport
105,000 miles
Christian T  • 
October 27, 2019 9:48 PM  • 
Oceanside CA 92058
$754
6.30  hrs
3.80  hrs
2002 Toyota RAV4 Base
220,000 miles
Howard R  • 
October 19, 2019 3:30 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90043
$350
5.10  hrs
0.80  hrs
2007 Toyota RAV4 Base
85,000 miles
Itma M  • 
October 7, 2019 8:24 PM  • 
West Covina CA 91791
$777
6.40  hrs
3.60  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport
203,000 miles
Hiram R  • 
August 13, 2019 9:38 PM  • 
Upland CA 91786
$1,112
5.50  hrs
3.50  hrs
2008 Toyota RAV4 Base
100,000 miles
Jonathan A  • 
August 13, 2019 12:19 AM  • 
Granada Hills CA 91344
$625
6.10  hrs
3.80  hrs
2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport
85,000 miles
Vaurisio J  • 
July 24, 2019 1:23 AM  • 
Inglewood CA 90301
$988
7.40  hrs
3.60  hrs
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited
93,000 miles
Hiroyuki M  • 
July 7, 2019 9:32 PM  • 
Van Nuys CA 91406
$1,005
7.10  hrs
3.60  hrs
2009 Toyota RAV4 Base
75,000 miles
Jim F  • 
July 1, 2019 8:58 PM  • 
Glendora CA 91741
$1,800
4.30  hrs
3.30  hrs
1998 Toyota RAV4 Electric Base
168,000 miles
Janthavy N  • 
 • 
Los Angeles CA 90042
$340
4.50  hrs
1.40  hrs
2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4 Base
30,084 miles
Cheryl B  • 
 • 
Mesa AZ 85206
$456
2.30  hrs
1.40  hrs
2002 Toyota RAV4 Electric Base
200,000 miles
Andro R  • 
 • 
Elk Grove CA 95624
$424
1.90  hrs
1.20  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 3.5L V6 Base
119,000 miles
Aneesh K  • 
 • 
Tempe AZ 85284
$520
2.60  hrs
2.40  hrs
2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4 Base
119,000 miles
Aneesh K  • 
 • 
Tempe AZ 85284
$536
6.00  hrs
1.50  hrs
2019 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4 Limited
629,000 miles
Mohammed H  • 
 • 
Los Angeles CA 90016
$449
4.90  hrs
1.30  hrs
2012 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4 Base
110,000 miles
Jean N  • 
 • 
Surprise AZ 85379
$416
3.60  hrs
1.20  hrs
2012 Toyota RAV4 2.5L L4 Base
110,000 miles
Jean N  • 
 • 
Surprise AZ 85379
$404
2.20  hrs
1.30  hrs
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L L4 Base
0 miles
Gary C  • 
 • 
Fontana CA 92335
$125
1.40  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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