Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for BMW 318i

BMW 318i Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $161 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$160 to $171
Labor: $70 -$80
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$273 to 275
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$196 to 197
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1997 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$168.57Shop/Dealer Price$218.62 - $311.60
1998 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$166.74Shop/Dealer Price$216.46 - $308.16
1996 BMW 318iL4-1.9LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$166.74Shop/Dealer Price$216.38 - $308.02
1994 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$165.47Shop/Dealer Price$214.82 - $305.54
1995 BMW 318iL4-1.8LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$167.27Shop/Dealer Price$217.02 - $309.04
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All about Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement

A Drive Belt Tensioner is a pulley mounted to either a spring mechanism or to an adjustable pivot point that is used to keep constant tension on your serpentine belt. That is the big long belt in the front of your engine. The tensioner rides on the outside surface of the belt to put pressure, or tension, on the belt and against the pulleys that drive things like the alternator, power steering, air conditioner, etc.

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