What is a universal alternator?
Also to know is, how does it cost to replace an alternator?
Waits says the average price to replace an alternator with a remanufactured one is $400, while Gunning adds that a remanufactured alternator on a typical, domestic car, costs about $300 to $500, including parts and labor. The price of a new alternator can run from $500 to $1,000.
Secondly, can AutoZone test alternator out of car? Some places charge you for testing your car, but at AutoZone, it's free. Don't buy a part you don't need. AutoZone will test your car's parts for free. We can test your car's battery*, alternator*, starter* and voltage regulator while they're still on your car.
Consequently, are alternators vehicle specific?
Newer vehicles have the regulator and the alternator as a single unit, whereas in older vehicles the parts are available separately. The different terminals on the back on the alternator are each meant for a specific purpose explained below: S terminal - This terminal senses the battery voltage.
Can AutoZone replace an alternator?
Luckily, store associates at a store near you can test your battery and alternator to make sure you get the parts you need to do the job right. AutoZone carries an array of 100% new and remanufactured alternators that are built to deliver the amp output needed to power your vehicle. They're built to last too.