Honda Element Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Honda Element

Honda Element Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $108 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$105 to $125
Labor: $70 -$90
Parts: $35
Average Dealer price
$166
Average Shop price
$130
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$171.73 - $234.90
2010 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.04Shop/Dealer Price$180.27 - $242.34
2006 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.04Shop/Dealer Price$181.48 - $244.46
2009 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$173.47 - $237.94
2011 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$170.57 - $232.86
2005 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$168.63 - $229.48
2008 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$168.91 - $229.95
2007 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$170.14 - $232.12
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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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Alfredo

17 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
17 years of experience
Showed up on time and fixed my problem TWICE now. Very friendly and knowledgable individual. I will be using him again in the near future!
2003 HONDA ELEMENT - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Theodore

12 years of experience
577 reviews
Theodore
12 years of experience
This is the 2nd time I had Theodore come out. The first was for a alternator and the second was based off his recommendations. He came to my work, showed up on time and did what was needed. Save a few extra dollars on the quote because some of the work didn't need to be done, which was great. Would definitely use him again and recommend to friends/family.
2003 HONDA ELEMENT - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON

Manuel

28 years of experience
141 reviews
Manuel
28 years of experience
This is our 4th service with Manuel. He has always been prompt, courteous, and his work on our two cars has been excellent. I highly recommend Manuel !! My car is running great!
2008 HONDA ELEMENT - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - ORANGE, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$171.73 - $234.90
2010 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.04Shop/Dealer Price$180.27 - $242.34
2006 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.04Shop/Dealer Price$181.48 - $244.46
2009 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$173.47 - $237.94
2011 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$170.57 - $232.86
2005 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$168.63 - $229.48
2008 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$168.91 - $229.95
2007 Honda ElementL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$140.04Shop/Dealer Price$170.14 - $232.12
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