Ford Windstar Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Ford Windstar

Ford Windstar Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $118 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$100 to $176
Labor: $70 -$90
Parts: $30 -$86
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$156 to 269
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$123 to 194
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1997 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$154.46Shop/Dealer Price$189.76 - $263.74
1996 Ford WindstarV6-3.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$145.96Shop/Dealer Price$175.17 - $234.18
2000 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$164.46Shop/Dealer Price$199.51 - $273.30
1998 Ford WindstarV6-3.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.96Shop/Dealer Price$199.62 - $279.78
1999 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$154.46Shop/Dealer Price$188.59 - $261.70
2002 Ford WindstarV6-3.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$166.48Shop/Dealer Price$201.68 - $282.36
1995 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$154.46Shop/Dealer Price$186.93 - $258.79
1998 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$242.98Shop/Dealer Price$298.82 - $438.00
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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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Shaun

12 years of experience
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Shaun
12 years of experience
Shaun is a great guy with the expertise to find problems before they bite you, the honesty to tell you when you don't really need something done yet, and the patience to make sure you understand and comfortable with exactly what is going on with your vehicle. This was his second time working on the car, and my cofounder is planning to call him soon to work on his car.
1998 FORD WINDSTAR - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA

Jamahl

16 years of experience
555 reviews
Jamahl
16 years of experience
It took quite a while to get the issue resolved and now I have 2 new issues. No water from my windshield washers. May be a water hose issue. Now my air conditioner will only blow air through the defroster vents. May be a vacuum hose not connected issue.
2001 FORD WINDSTAR - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Vladimir

6 years of experience
199 reviews
Vladimir
6 years of experience
Showed up early did a thorough job was polite and professional.
1995 FORD WINDSTAR - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1997 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$154.46Shop/Dealer Price$189.76 - $263.74
1996 Ford WindstarV6-3.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$145.96Shop/Dealer Price$175.17 - $234.18
2000 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$164.46Shop/Dealer Price$199.51 - $273.30
1998 Ford WindstarV6-3.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.96Shop/Dealer Price$199.62 - $279.78
1999 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$154.46Shop/Dealer Price$188.59 - $261.70
2002 Ford WindstarV6-3.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$166.48Shop/Dealer Price$201.68 - $282.36
1995 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$154.46Shop/Dealer Price$186.93 - $258.79
1998 Ford WindstarV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$242.98Shop/Dealer Price$298.82 - $438.00
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