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Old 05-06-11, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default Reasonable alternator and fan clutch replacement cost

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My LS400 needs a new alternator and fan clutch. Estimate as follows:

Alternator $525
Fan Clutch $380

Can anyone tell me if these are these reasonable rates?
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including parts and labor? aftermarket or oem parts? need more info....
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Old 05-06-11, 10:29 AM   #3
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This is including parts and labor. Rebuilt alternator.
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My alternator adventure from the dealership in '07:

Reman alt: $361
Labor: $373

Car died so being stranded, it was the situation.
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Thanks for the info. Nice to have some confidence that I'm not being taken to the cleaners too much!
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the alternator is a bit too much for something so simple to replace. u could rent tools from autozone and it'll be done. the fan clutch is a little more difficult as more stuff needs to be removed.

www.lexls.com has a part that tells u how to remove the alternator, i think in the timing belt tutorial.
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Seems a little steep to me. I could get both of those shipped to my house for around 300$ (34$ core charge included) off rockauto, and the alt and fan clutch aren't that hard to do (at least compared to doing the cam seals I did yesterday). That being said, I haven't paid anyone to do work on my car in years, so I have no real concept of what people charge except the hilarious 700$ quote from Firestone to replace my radiator.
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