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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Ford Escape

Ford Escape Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $167 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$111 to $306
Labor: $70 -$112
Parts: $41 -$194
Average Dealer price
$174 to 519
Average Shop price
$134 to 360
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2015 Ford EscapeL4-2.0L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.36Shop/Dealer Price$462.47 - $700.13
2007 Ford EscapeL4-2.3LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$165.32Shop/Dealer Price$203.74 - $286.17
2015 Ford EscapeL4-2.5LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$182.76Shop/Dealer Price$225.49 - $320.97
2005 Ford EscapeL4-2.3L HybridService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$458.76Shop/Dealer Price$570.51 - $873.01
2003 Ford EscapeV6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$161.24Shop/Dealer Price$198.58 - $277.91
2016 Ford EscapeL4-2.0L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.36Shop/Dealer Price$462.47 - $700.12
2015 Ford EscapeL4-1.6L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$391.56Shop/Dealer Price$486.56 - $738.68
2001 Ford EscapeV6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$161.24Shop/Dealer Price$198.64 - $278.00
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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.

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Ben

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Ben
37 years of experience
Everything overall was very good. The only thing I would say, meant only as constructive feedback, is that I originally got a quote from the company based on needing a rotor and brake pad. When the first mechanic came out I told him I thought I might, based on internet research need a hub bearing assembly. As it turned out that was the case. Tyrone said the new quote would be about twenty dollars more, $257.00 and change up from the original quote of $232. and change), and that the company would call me when they got the part and that would include the bearing assembly, rotor and brake pad if needed. He said he would tell the company that I was wanting to get the work done as soon as possible. He did not tell me that he couldn't do the work because he didn't have the tool needed for the bearing replacement. So, when I didn't hear back from anyone by the next day I called and had to basically start over. That's when I scheduled with Ben because he is the only one that has the tool for bearing replacement. All well and fine except when he, (Ben), came out he thought he was only going to be replacing the bearing assembly and I told him the rotor needed replacing as well because it was damaged from my driving the car for so long without getting repairs. (this was before I called "your mechanic" in the first place). Anyway, he got the other needed part, did the work and everything was fine. But the price went from $257.00 and change to $387 or so. I informed him (Ben) that Tyrone had told me the $70.00 already paid from when he (Tyrone) came out was supposed to be credited to me. He called it in and I was credited. So the final bill came out to $317.70. The work was done I'm very happy with Ben in the work he did and how he handled everything, but it seems like it might be good in situations like this for the mechanics to carry extra parts that would not be unusual to need for this type of job, like brake pads, rotors, that would or possibly be needed as the work is gotten into. So, again, I don't want this to come off as harsh criticism, but I guess my only complaint is that the quote went up without a full explanation as to why, (I'm assuming that the quote was just for parts and labor on the bearing and not the rotor and possible pad as Tyrone had indicated), and then the communication between home office and mechanic. Now, as far as the overall service, I'm happy, my brakes are fixed, Ben did a great job, Tyrone was good at explaining that after he got into it that I did need a bearing assembly, but I wish he had told me that I needed to call the company and that he could not do the work because of not having the proper tool. Please do not get on Tyrone, as this was not a huge problem, just a mis-communication, I think. Anyway, as previously stated I'm overall happy with everything. Will I use you again, most definitely, and Ben and Tyrone are both terrific mechanics and your program is overall a great convenience, honest evaluation of work needed with fair prices and a worthy service. The twelve months or 12,000 mile warranty is excellent as well.
2006 FORD ESCAPE - WHEEL BEARINGS REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - HOUSTON, TX

Dan

35 years of experience
449 reviews
Dan
35 years of experience
2007 FORD FOCUS - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER REPLACEMENT - OAKWOOD, GA

Noe

32 years of experience
429 reviews
Noe
32 years of experience
He's great! Everything you want in your mechanic - Knowledgeable, efficient, on time, and trustworthy
2008 FORD FOCUS - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER REPLACEMENT - BURIEN, WA

Richard

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Richard
17 years of experience
Great service.
2013 FORD ESCAPE - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON INSPECTION - DOUGLASVILLE, GA
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2015 Ford EscapeL4-2.0L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.36Shop/Dealer Price$462.47 - $700.13
2007 Ford EscapeL4-2.3LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$165.32Shop/Dealer Price$203.74 - $286.17
2015 Ford EscapeL4-2.5LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$182.76Shop/Dealer Price$225.49 - $320.97
2005 Ford EscapeL4-2.3L HybridService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$458.76Shop/Dealer Price$570.51 - $873.01
2003 Ford EscapeV6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$161.24Shop/Dealer Price$198.58 - $277.91
2016 Ford EscapeL4-2.0L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$372.36Shop/Dealer Price$462.47 - $700.12
2015 Ford EscapeL4-1.6L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$391.56Shop/Dealer Price$486.56 - $738.68
2001 Ford EscapeV6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$161.24Shop/Dealer Price$198.64 - $278.00
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