An update on this sorry its taken so long. Due to my car being my office and lots of working away I have had to use My mothers car and my weekend car (ironically 20 years old and on original alternator.) my mothers car is an 03 with 125k on the clock and has not let her down since new.....anyway
Sooo after getting several quotes all around £600 mark and finding out the RAC would not pick me up again for the same fault meaning driving more than 25 miles very risky I decided to try the Doncaster chrysler dealer which opened very recently.
After some tooing and frowing they got word from Chrysler that for good will they would Pay towards labour I would just pay for the part. Meaning total £601 bill.
As this made it the same as other places I went for it.
1) I got a genuine new part fitted and 2 years warrenty on it
2)I got my old alternator back which I intend to get repaired, other places wanted to keep the old one as they were fitting refurbed ones anyway and they got money back when sending it in, yet still were charging £400 for the part. I could get it from euro car parts for £190 with discount and sending the old one back.
So I picked my car up today after 18hrs labour. Yes you read that right 18 hours!!!! for an alternator. Apparently they hadn't done one before and had some problems.. you don't say!
Anyway glad to get my beast back. It really is a huge ball ache not having my car available.