Ford F-250 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(122)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(122)

Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

How much does a Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Ford F-250 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement is $164 with $69 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1993 Ford F-250V8-7.5LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$281.07Shop/Dealer Price$332.59 - $464.65
1994 Ford F-250V8-5.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$244.11Shop/Dealer Price$291.41 - $410.76
1989 Ford F-250V8-7.5LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$261.07Shop/Dealer Price$312.61 - $444.68
1993 Ford F-250V8-5.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$244.11Shop/Dealer Price$291.39 - $410.72
1990 Ford F-250L6-4.9LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$284.65Shop/Dealer Price$342.10 - $491.87
1995 Ford F-250V8-7.5LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$261.07Shop/Dealer Price$312.61 - $444.68
1995 Ford F-250V8-5.8LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$249.11Shop/Dealer Price$296.27 - $415.52
1993 Ford F-250V8-7.3L DieselService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$249.11Shop/Dealer Price$296.64 - $416.18
Show example Ford F-250 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement prices

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 service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(122)

Rating Summary
113
4
0
1
4
113
4
0
1
4

Dellano

18 years of experience
509 reviews
Dellano
18 years of experience
Ford F-250 V8-5.8L - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Rockville, Maryland
Punctual, cordial, professional, and fast. Went out of his way to verify that the kit had the right part. When we learned it did not, he went to a nearby store and fetched it himself.

Travis

18 years of experience
116 reviews
Travis
18 years of experience
Ford F-250 V8-5.8L - Car is not starting - Goose Creek, South Carolina
Travis showed up on time and was very professional and friendly. I appreciate his help and will be sure to use him in the future, for sure.

Michael

15 years of experience
11 reviews
Michael
15 years of experience
Ford F-250 V8-5.8L - Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Excellent service

Raymond

36 years of experience
63 reviews
Raymond
36 years of experience
Ford F-250 V8-7.5L - Inspection / Diagnostics - Bonney Lake, Washington
Ray was extremely helpful. He came early and when he got here there was no playing around. Not only was Ray able to fix my issue he taugh me so much. You need more guys like him

Excellent Rating

(122)

Rating Summary
113
4
0
1
4
113
4
0
1
4
Number of Ford F-250 services completed
1342+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1700+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Top Up Brake Fluid
Brake fluid creates pressure in the brake lines to help stop a car when the brake pedal is pressed. Maintain your brake fluid levels to stay safe.
The Guide To Colored Curb Zones in Delaware
Delaware Delaware parking laws: understanding the basics Delaware drivers have a lot of rules and regulations to consider when they are out on the road. Of course, they have just as many things to consider once they are getting ready...
How to Replace a Throttle Position Sensor
Throttle position sensors (TPS) communicates the gas pedal position to the powertrain control module (PCM) to calculate the amount of air and fuel.

Car stuck in third gear

It does sound like a transmission problem. I would have to recommend taking your car to a European transmission specialist, such as one from YourMechanic. They may be able to clean out the valve body, replace the filter and fluid,...

1984 Honda Accord stalls when accelerating from a stop

This is a problem with your carburetor. It probably needs rebuilding or adjustment (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-adjust-your-carburetor-by-ed-ruelas). They make rebuild kits for that. Pray that you can buy one of those 80-dollar rebuild kits, take it apart, rebuild it and put it together...

Can the timing being off on my 2001 Toyota avalon cause the rpms to go up and down

Fluctuating RPM is not a typical symptom of a mispositioned timing belt. To rule a mispositioned timing belt in or out, though, check engine vacuum. If intake vacuum is 4-5 inches below spec., then that would be consistent with incorrect...

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 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com