Ford Expedition Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $109 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$93 to $135
Labor: $70 -$90
Parts: $23 -$45
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$142 to 186
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2013 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$157.56Shop/Dealer Price$193.63 - $269.94
2002 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.66Shop/Dealer Price$181.05 - $243.58
2011 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$167.56Shop/Dealer Price$203.38 - $279.50
1998 Ford ExpeditionV8-4.6LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.66Shop/Dealer Price$174.25 - $239.18
2001 Ford ExpeditionV8-4.6LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.66Shop/Dealer Price$171.34 - $234.10
2004 Ford ExpeditionV8-4.6LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.64Shop/Dealer Price$181.88 - $250.68
2006 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$144.92Shop/Dealer Price$175.01 - $239.71
2004 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.64Shop/Dealer Price$183.39 - $253.32
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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service & Cost

What's a serpentine / drive belt?

The serpentine/drive belt or v-belt is a rubber belt that connects the alternator, power steering, and AC to the part of the engine (crankshaft) which transfers the power from the engine to those components. Without this belt, the battery will not get charged and none of the electrical accessory components in the car will work. The serpentine belt and v-belt are also known as "drive belts."

Because of the high amount of heat in the engine, the belt can develop cracks over time and eventually break. If the belt breaks, the steering wheel will be difficult to turn and driving will be hazardous.

In some cars, water pumps are driven by the drive belts. If the belt breaks, water and coolant needed to keep the engine cool will not properly flow to the engine. The engine will overheat, potentially causing severe damage.

Belts

Keep this in mind about serpentine belts:

A car will either have a serpentine belt(s) or v-belt(s). Cars that have a serpentine belt will have one or two belts. Most modern cars have only one belt, driving all the engine accessory components. If the car has v-belts, it will most likely have four belts.

How to repair a serpentine / drive belt?

  • Inspect the belts for cracks.
  • Remove and replace any damaged belts.
  • Inspect pulleys and bearings.

Our drive belt advice:

A mechanic should inspect the drive belts during oil changes. If you hear a squealing noise from the engine, it is likely that the drive belts need adjustment or replacement.

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

  • Squealing noise coming from engine if the belt is loose or worn out.
  • Lack of steering if the belt is broken.
  • Battery Warning Light is on.
  • Engine overheats.

Why it's important to replace a serpentine / drive belt:

The drive belts connect the engine to the alternator, air conditioning, power steering, and sometimes the water pump. These belts are how power is transferred from the engines to these other systems. When the belts break, the engine will be unable to transfer power to the alternator, air conditioning, and power steering. Since the alternator is responsible for charging your battery, a broken drive belt means that the electrical components won’t work in your vehicle. The power steering also will fail, which makes it difficult and dangerous to steer. If your car’s water pump is also connected to the drive belt then the engine will not have a properly functioning cooling system, and your vehicle will be likely to overheat.

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Ricardo

19 years of experience
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Ricardo
19 years of experience
Ricardo was knowledable, on time, and very pleasant to interact with. We was professional at all times, and I will be using him again!
2005 FORD EXPEDITION - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - MIAMI, FLORIDA

Jose

13 years of experience
432 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Very professional, knew how to repair my serpentine belt, went to work quickly, efficiently, cleaned up after himself, nice personality, friendly, excellent experience. I have already recommended him to friends if they have problems.
1997 FORD EXPEDITION - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT - VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON

Rodney

32 years of experience
296 reviews
Rodney
32 years of experience
Rodney showed up on time was very personable and sweet. Got right to work replacing my Serpentine belt and pulley and was done in no time. Did an overall inspection of my truck pointing out things that should be given attention before they become bigger problems costing more money to fix later if not addressed ASAP. He gave me a quote on those before leaving and thanked me for my business. Very knowledgeable, convenient and affordable prices. Will be using service again in future for sure.
1998 FORD EXPEDITION - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - CARMICHAEL, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$157.56Shop/Dealer Price$193.63 - $269.94
2002 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.66Shop/Dealer Price$181.05 - $243.58
2011 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$167.56Shop/Dealer Price$203.38 - $279.50
1998 Ford ExpeditionV8-4.6LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.66Shop/Dealer Price$174.25 - $239.18
2001 Ford ExpeditionV8-4.6LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.66Shop/Dealer Price$171.34 - $234.10
2004 Ford ExpeditionV8-4.6LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.64Shop/Dealer Price$181.88 - $250.68
2006 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$144.92Shop/Dealer Price$175.01 - $239.71
2004 Ford ExpeditionV8-5.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.64Shop/Dealer Price$183.39 - $253.32
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