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Labor charge for replacement of alternator

I just had my 1999 Olds Silhouette van in for repairs and was shocked that the labor alone was close to $600.00. The part itself was $39.99. The shop foreman mentioned something about 2 alternators. Apparently the one that had to be replaced required a lot of time.
If so, what is the going rate per hour and how many hours should this job have required. Thank you.

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  • Steven Brock May 11, 2010

    give me the vin number and I can check alldatapro for you. it will give a "suggested" time frame for any project. also please tell me the number or hours he worked on it. i'm telling you right now, that seems high so that's why i'm offering.

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    where do you find a alternator for 39.95ll take 12 please

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And alternator on that is about $300.00 and you got a good 2hour labour at $70 to $100 it is expensive if our taking about alternator at 39 i would be suprise its and alternator please dont rate this thanks for trying thanks pierre

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