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How much does it cost to replace an Alternator in a Jeep Cherokee?

Jeep Cherokee Alternator Replacement Cost Estimate. The average cost for a Jeep Cherokee alternator replacement is between $584 and $787. Labor costs are estimated between $157 and $198 while parts are priced between $427 and $589.

How much is an Alternator for a 1996 Jeep Cherokee?

No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Alternator product you desperately need. We currently carry 15 Alternator products to choose from for your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and our inventory prices range from as little as $104.99 up to $303.99.

How do I know the amps of my alternator?

Look for a diagram under or near your fuse box cover. It will have individual amperage numbers (sometimes along with volts) already set by the manufacturer. Add up those numbers to find what amperage your alternator needs to feed the car’s electrical system. Verify this number with the part manufacturer, if necessary.

How much does it cost to replace a Jeep alternator?

The average cost for a Jeep Wrangler alternator replacement is between $410 and $631. Labor costs are estimated between $65 and $82 while parts are priced between $345 and $549.

Can I upgrade my alternator?

High output alternator The battery starts the engine, but the alternator takes over when the motor starts to turn. If your sound system demands more power than your stock alternator can supply, then you will benefit by upgrading to a higher output alternator.

How do I increase alternator output?

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Selecting different sized diodes can alter the output regulation of the alternator. A smaller diode will increase the charge voltage by more than a larger diode (due to the voltage drop varying with the diode current).

Do I need a bigger alternator for two batteries?

A car alternator will be more than capable of charging two batteries. However you need to be more careful about connecting two batteries together if one is charged and the other is not.

How many amps should an alternator put out?

Most late model alternators produce 120 to 155 amps or more. Current output increases with engine speed, from around 20 to 50 amps at idle up to the unit’s maximum output at 2,500 RPM or higher (refer to a service manual for the exact charging output specifications for your vehicle).

How can you tell if your alternator is bad?

Signs of a Bad Alternator Some of the things to look for are no-starting and trouble starting, dimming lights and problems with stereo system output. If your car starts but stalls when you’re underway, your battery is probably not being recharged due to a faulty alternator.

How long does it take to replace a Jeep alternator?

We’re glad you’re on your way to fixing your Jeep! Replacing an alternator will take a professional about two hours.