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I was at a chevy dealership and this is the price break down to replace an alternator and serpintine belt Alternator: $450.00 Serpintine Belt: $36.81 Labor: $236.00 Total $686.81 plus tax (not sure where he got this number but it obviously dose not add up) After looking online for typical alternator prices I didn't feel comfortable paying such a high fee for this part. Is that pretty common for a dealership.

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Erin, This sounds a bit high, I recommend fishing for another quote at a local repair shop.

Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection The quote they gave comes from a labor book they work from. You did not tell us what model car you drive, but I would call around to independent mechanical shops and get another opinion. I cannot give you a good price as I do not know the year, make and model of your vehicle, but I did a little research and the part price itself seems exorbitant.

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