Used alternators carry more risk, and realistically can either already have an issue, or go out at any minute. The cost of the three options typically ranges from about $300 to $500. The replacement itself should only take about 2-hours. Add this all together, and you have a total cost for an alternator replacement of between $480 to $940.

How much do used alternators go for?

Alternator Scrap Price

RegionPrice
North America$ 0.32 per Lb
USA East Coast, West Coast$ 0.31 per Lb
USA Midwest$0.32 per Lb

How long does a used alternator last?

How Long Does an Alternator Last? An alternator should last between 80,000 to 150,000 miles, which usually means around 7-10 years.

Does anyone buy old alternators?

Starters and alternators ($2-$10)

Starters and alternators are part of the power supply chain in your car. They are both a great resource for scrap copper and steel, so salvage yards and other places will pay a decent price for them. Expect to get in the $2$10 range for your starter and alternator.

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Can I get money for my old starter?

While local prices can vary, you can almost always be sure to get around 13 cents per pound for car starters and alternators. Starters are valued because they are wound with copper wire, one of the most valuable scrap metals on the market.

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