Ford Explorer Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement

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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $141 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$113 to $259
Labor: $70 -$108
Parts: $43 -$151
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$183 to 418
Average Shop price
$140 to 292
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Ford ExplorerL4-2.0L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$372.36Shop/Dealer Price$462.13 - $699.54
2001 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$201.64Shop/Dealer Price$244.77 - $345.54
1997 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$201.64Shop/Dealer Price$245.98 - $347.66
2010 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$156.42Shop/Dealer Price$193.95 - $270.70
1996 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$168.76Shop/Dealer Price$206.47 - $290.30
1999 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$168.76Shop/Dealer Price$204.53 - $286.92
2014 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$249.22Shop/Dealer Price$304.15 - $438.29
1998 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$168.76Shop/Dealer Price$206.04 - $289.56
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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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James

22 years of experience
32 reviews
James
22 years of experience
James was prompt, extremely knowledgeable, and quick to get the job done. Answered my questions and was good enough to show me what the issue was firsthand as well as how the part worked. Would definitely choose him as a mechanic again!
2014 FORD EXPLORER - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Kenneth

16 years of experience
217 reviews
Kenneth
16 years of experience
Since I had never used this type of service before, I didn't know what to expect. Kenneth set a standard that I should expect professionalism, courtesy, trade knowledge, patience (with my many questions), and timely repair. His work is clean and dependable. Looks like I can expect to book Kenneth again thanks to YourMechanic!
2001 FORD EXPLORER - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER REPLACEMENT - HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA

Ricardo

7 years of experience
190 reviews
Ricardo
7 years of experience
I'm very pleased with my recent experience. Ricardo did a good job, it was an extensive amount of work, & he took care of it. Car runs good.
2002 FORD EXPLORER - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - LAWNDALE, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2013 Ford ExplorerL4-2.0L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$372.36Shop/Dealer Price$462.13 - $699.54
2001 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$201.64Shop/Dealer Price$244.77 - $345.54
1997 Ford ExplorerV8-5.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$201.64Shop/Dealer Price$245.98 - $347.66
2010 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$156.42Shop/Dealer Price$193.95 - $270.70
1996 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$168.76Shop/Dealer Price$206.47 - $290.30
1999 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$168.76Shop/Dealer Price$204.53 - $286.92
2014 Ford ExplorerV6-3.5L TurboService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$249.22Shop/Dealer Price$304.15 - $438.29
1998 Ford ExplorerV6-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$168.76Shop/Dealer Price$206.04 - $289.56
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