How long does it take to replace an alternator?

I’m taking my Jeep to the shop today—turns out I’ve got a bad alternator. I am curious how long I’ll be without my car. How long does it take to replace an alternator?

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Answer provided by
Nick Kunze
Answered on Mar 30, 2022
We’re glad you’re on your way to fixing your Jeep! Replacing an alternator will take a professional about two hours.
However, that doesn’t mean your car will only be at the shop for two hours—there may be a wait before a mechanic can address your ride. Plus, if the shop needs to get parts delivered, it will take even longer.
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