Chevrolet S10 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Logo-yelp
CUSTOMERS LOVE US ON YELP
4.5 out of 5 (550 reviews)
Icon-warranty_badge-02
SERVICES BACKED BY OUR
12-Month, 12,000-Mile Warranty
How does YourMechanic work?    
Icon-quote-hiw
Get a quote

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance, and diagnostic services, backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Icon-calendar-hiw
Book an appointment

Tell us when to meet you at your home or office. We’ll send one of our vetted, top-rated mechanics.

Icon-fixed-hiw
Get your car fixed

Continue with your day while our mechanic fixes your car onsite. You pay only after the job is done.

Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Chevrolet S10

Chevrolet S10 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $142 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$111 to $200
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $41 -$120
Average Dealer price
$174 to 333
Average Shop price
$134 to 233
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2000 Chevrolet S10ElectricService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$182.76Shop/Dealer Price$225.47 - $320.93
1984 Chevrolet S10L4-1.9LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$182.76Shop/Dealer Price$225.54 - $321.05
1988 Chevrolet S10V6-2.8LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$156.36Shop/Dealer Price$192.49 - $268.17
1999 Chevrolet S10V6-4.3LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$151.30Shop/Dealer Price$186.19 - $258.09
1986 Chevrolet S10V6-2.8LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$305.16Shop/Dealer Price$378.48 - $565.75
2000 Chevrolet S10L4-2.2LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$206.76Shop/Dealer Price$255.47 - $368.92
1983 Chevrolet S10L4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$309.96Shop/Dealer Price$384.56 - $575.48
2000 Chevrolet S10V6-4.3LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$151.30Shop/Dealer Price$186.21 - $258.12
Show example Chevrolet S10 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement prices

Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Drive Belt Tensioner all about?

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.

Keep in mind:

Tensioners usually come with pulleys; they are normally replaced together. Also, when replacing a tensioner, the drive belt usually must be removed. A mechanic may recommend replacing the belt as well.

How it's done:

  • Check for any noise in the engine (usually a squeaky or grinding noise).
  • Remove the drive belt(s) (in most cases).
  • Inspect drive belt pulleys.
  • Check the drive belt tensioner.
  • Remove and replace the tensioner if faulty.
  • Start car to see if noise is gone.

Our recommendation:

Your drive belt tensioner should always be inspected when your drive belt is serviced. During routine maintenance and inspection, your drive belt system should be reviewed to make sure that all the components are in working order. The drive belt tensioner will usually last longer than the drive belts, so as long as your tensioner is inspected or replaced when your drive belts are, your belt system should remain in good shape.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Drive Belt Tensioner?

Unusual noise (squeaky or grinding sound) every time you start the engine.

How important is this service?

The air conditioning, power steering, and alternator in your vehicle are given power through the drive belt. The belt is attached to both the crankshaft and these systems, and transfers power from the engine to drive each of these components. The drive belt tensioner is responsible for keeping the tension in the drive belt, which allows it to continue moving and transferring power. When the drive belt tensioner fails, the tension in the drive belt will begin to diminish, and the vehicle will not operate as well.

Fast and easy Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement service at your home or office.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Meet some of our expert Chevrolet mechanics

Real customer reviews from Chevrolet owners like you.

455 reviews
Jeffrey
23 years of experience
WOW and WOW. I wish I had known about this years ago. Jeffery showed up ahead of schedule and proceeded to evaluate the problem with my S10 as to why it would not turn over. He was extremely through during the procedure and finally found the problem. And all this was done in the pouring rain. Jeffery kept a very positive attitude and is very personable. After he found the problem he got the parts and repaired it quickly. I am so impressed with the service that was provided. With all types of people offering this kind of service the only way to rise above the rest is to provide the best possible customer care that you can and Jeffery did just that and excelled at it. I will spread the word and recommend him and his company to everyone I can. I could not be more pleased. Great service and great pricing. As a retired person, this was extremely helpful with our budget.
2001 CHEVROLET S10 - DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR REPLACEMENT
432 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose, Went the extra mile in explaining my vehicles issue and provided me with additional information on what was going on with it. He preformed additional checks and answered my questions on the AC unit. I would recommend Jose to my friends and family.
2002 CHEVROLET S10 - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
390 reviews
Richard
17 years of experience
Richard was very punctual and professional! He didn't mind answering questions and he also gave very good advice! I'd recommend him to anyone in my circle.
1996 CHEVROLET S10 - CAR IS NOT STARTING INSPECTION
329 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Once again scott comes through saved me money by doing a quality inspection and found out that I didn't need the parts I thought I needed thanks Scott see you next time
1998 CHEVROLET S10 - ABS LIGHT IS ON INSPECTION
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2000 Chevrolet S10ElectricService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$182.76Shop/Dealer Price$225.47 - $320.93
1984 Chevrolet S10L4-1.9LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$182.76Shop/Dealer Price$225.54 - $321.05
1988 Chevrolet S10V6-2.8LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$156.36Shop/Dealer Price$192.49 - $268.17
1999 Chevrolet S10V6-4.3LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$151.30Shop/Dealer Price$186.19 - $258.09
1986 Chevrolet S10V6-2.8LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$305.16Shop/Dealer Price$378.48 - $565.75
2000 Chevrolet S10L4-2.2LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$206.76Shop/Dealer Price$255.47 - $368.92
1983 Chevrolet S10L4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$309.96Shop/Dealer Price$384.56 - $575.48
2000 Chevrolet S10V6-4.3LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$151.30Shop/Dealer Price$186.21 - $258.12
Show example Chevrolet S10 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement prices

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com