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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Acura TL

Acura TL Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $128 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1999 Acura TLV6-3.2LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$174.19Shop/Dealer Price$222.41 - $314.37
2004 Acura TLV6-3.2LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$167.15Shop/Dealer Price$213.71 - $300.47
2012 Acura TLV6-3.7LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$145.47Shop/Dealer Price$184.10 - $249.91
1997 Acura TLV6-3.2LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$296.01Shop/Dealer Price$374.40 - $554.70
2002 Acura TLV6-3.2LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$174.19Shop/Dealer Price$225.45 - $319.70
2014 Acura TLV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.47Shop/Dealer Price$178.22 - $243.37
1996 Acura TLV6-3.2LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$291.01Shop/Dealer Price$363.02 - $538.53
2014 Acura TLV6-3.7LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.47Shop/Dealer Price$179.25 - $245.16
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What is a serpentine belt and how does it work?

A serpentine belt is a relatively long, flat, multi-ribbed belt that is driven by the engine’s crankshaft pulley. The belt drives many, and often all, of the engine accessories such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, water pump, and air pump. The serpentine belt is tensioned by a hydraulic or spring-loaded automatic tensioner. Some older cars use a serpentine belt to drive most accessories but will also have a shorter v-style belt to drive, for example, the power steering pump.

Belts

When to consider replacing the serpentine belt:

  • Regularly scheduled maintenance. Typically, belt manufacturers recommend belt replacement at 90,000 miles. However, the belt must be inspected for wear or damage at regular intervals prior to this high mileage.
  • Squealing noise, belt slippage, visible belt damage. Should the belt fail or wear out prematurely, you may hear noise or you may see visible signs of deterioration such as missing chunks of rubber, excessive cracking, or a shredded appearance on the edge of the belt.
  • Battery Light. A loose belt, perhaps caused by a defective tensioner, may not drive the alternator at adequate speed and thus the battery may discharge, causing the warning light to illuminate.
  • Engine overheating. Often, the serpentine belt drives the water pump. In those applications, if the belt breaks the engine will overheat in seconds to minutes. If the belt is inadequately tensioned, you may notice higher-than-normal engine operating temperature.

How do mechanics replace the serpentine belt?

  • Prior to removing the belt, the mechanic must run the engine to determine if the idler pulley and the belt tensioner are noise-free. Those rotating components have grease filled bearings and are subject to wear. In addition, the mechanic will ensure that all pulleys and accessories are turning in the same plane. These steps help make sure your new belt will operate trouble-free for its full-service life.
  • The belt’s routing path through the various components is noted. The belt tensioner is released, usually with a wrench or lever, to release the tension from the belt. With the tension off, the belt slides off the pulleys.
  • All rotating components — that is the alternator, air conditioner compressor, etc. — are checked for smooth operation and no noise.
  • If everything checks out, the new belt is slipped over all of the pulleys while holding the tensioner away from the belt. Once the belt is centered on all pulleys, the tensioner is released and the installation is complete. The engine is run to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a serpentine belt problem?

No. Should the belt have visible damage, you risk unexpected and sudden breakage that could potentially leave you stranded. Serpentine belt problems that result in the alternator not charging may cause the battery to discharge, which will result in loss of electrical power to the vehicle. Additionally, if a deteriorated belt breaks and that belt drives the water pump, the engine will overheat in a matter of seconds.

When replacing the serpentine belt keep in mind:

  • On many cars, the expected service life of a serpentine belt is around 90,000 miles. Should the belt fail well prior to that, a very careful inspection should be performed to check for out-of-alignment pulleys, a possibly out-of-position crankshaft harmonic balancer on which the drive pulley is mounted, binding pulleys, or a defective belt tensioner.
  • Attention should always be given to serpentine belt routing, since proper routing is critical to proper belt tension, and function of the driven components.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish serpentine belt related noise from other engine noises. In these cases, a mechanic will determine the origin of the noise by momentarily running the engine without the serpentine belt attached.

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Ben

38 years of experience
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Ben
38 years of experience
Ben showed up on time, was well prepared, knowledgeable, friendly and did an excellent job on my vehicle.
2009 ACURA TL - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - HUMBLE, TEXAS

Sam

12 years of experience
72 reviews
Sam
12 years of experience
Private messaged several times to let me know of his location and approximate arrival time; showed up at the restaurant where my car stalled and died (only to find the car had been towed by OCPD five (5)...yes I said 5 minutes earlier); said he would go do his next job and return to find out where the car had been towed and if he could work on it there; messaged me with a time of arrival; showed up as scheduled; after paying for an incredibly ridiculous wrecker and towing bill...for which the Red PrimeSteakhouse said it was parked just fine on multiple phone calls to them...he proceeded to look/inspect the car for what we believed was an alternator. As he found the burned belt, he made arrangements to locate the correct belt to replace; did replace it and removed a fuse to the AC condensor which had caused the pulley to lock and therefore disengage the belt. He is a fine fellow indeed; we should all be so fortunate to know him (under these very disruptive circumstances)!!
2002 ACURA TL - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA

Tyrone

8 years of experience
402 reviews
Tyrone
8 years of experience
Tyrone does it again! Quick and thorough! I will be back for my rear brake pads....
2003 ACURA TL - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - CLINTON, MARYLAND

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
He was fast and did the job right. Only problem I had was that he said that the estimate was wrong and he was really upset about it.
2005 ACURA TL - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

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