Isuzu Pickup Serpentine/Drive Belt 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

(7)

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

(7)

Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Isuzu Pickup

Isuzu Pickup Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $142 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1989 Isuzu PickupL4-2.6LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$264.49Shop/Dealer Price$322.12 - $463.49
1985 Isuzu PickupL4-1.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$124.13Shop/Dealer Price$147.58 - $190.00
1982 Isuzu PickupL4-1.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$227.45Shop/Dealer Price$276.73 - $396.64
1981 Isuzu PickupL4-1.8LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$227.45Shop/Dealer Price$276.71 - $396.60
1981 Isuzu PickupL4-2.2L DieselService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$130.81Shop/Dealer Price$155.95 - $203.39
1995 Isuzu PickupL4-2.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$248.05Shop/Dealer Price$302.48 - $437.84
1986 Isuzu PickupL4-1.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$129.13Shop/Dealer Price$152.45 - $194.76
1994 Isuzu PickupV6-3.1LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$189.07Shop/Dealer Price$227.74 - $315.30
Show example Isuzu Pickup Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement prices

Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service

What is a serpentine belt and how does it work?

A serpentine belt is a relatively long, flat, multi-ribbed belt that is driven by the engine’s crankshaft pulley. The belt drives many, and often all, of the engine accessories such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, water pump, and air pump. The serpentine belt is tensioned by a hydraulic or spring-loaded automatic tensioner. Some older cars use a serpentine belt to drive most accessories but will also have a shorter v-style belt to drive, for example, the power steering pump.

Belts

When to consider replacing the serpentine belt:

  • Regularly scheduled maintenance. Typically, belt manufacturers recommend belt replacement at 90,000 miles. However, the belt must be inspected for wear or damage at regular intervals prior to this high mileage.
  • Squealing noise, belt slippage, visible belt damage. Should the belt fail or wear out prematurely, you may hear noise or you may see visible signs of deterioration such as missing chunks of rubber, excessive cracking, or a shredded appearance on the edge of the belt.
  • Battery Light. A loose belt, perhaps caused by a defective tensioner, may not drive the alternator at adequate speed and thus the battery may discharge, causing the warning light to illuminate.
  • Engine overheating. Often, the serpentine belt drives the water pump. In those applications, if the belt breaks the engine will overheat in seconds to minutes. If the belt is inadequately tensioned, you may notice higher-than-normal engine operating temperature.

How do mechanics replace the serpentine belt?

  • Prior to removing the belt, the mechanic must run the engine to determine if the idler pulley and the belt tensioner are noise-free. Those rotating components have grease filled bearings and are subject to wear. In addition, the mechanic will ensure that all pulleys and accessories are turning in the same plane. These steps help make sure your new belt will operate trouble-free for its full-service life.
  • The belt’s routing path through the various components is noted. The belt tensioner is released, usually with a wrench or lever, to release the tension from the belt. With the tension off, the belt slides off the pulleys.
  • All rotating components — that is the alternator, air conditioner compressor, etc. — are checked for smooth operation and no noise.
  • If everything checks out, the new belt is slipped over all of the pulleys while holding the tensioner away from the belt. Once the belt is centered on all pulleys, the tensioner is released and the installation is complete. The engine is run to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a serpentine belt problem?

No. Should the belt have visible damage, you risk unexpected and sudden breakage that could potentially leave you stranded. Serpentine belt problems that result in the alternator not charging may cause the battery to discharge, which will result in loss of electrical power to the vehicle. Additionally, if a deteriorated belt breaks and that belt drives the water pump, the engine will overheat in a matter of seconds.

When replacing the serpentine belt keep in mind:

  • On many cars, the expected service life of a serpentine belt is around 90,000 miles. Should the belt fail well prior to that, a very careful inspection should be performed to check for out-of-alignment pulleys, a possibly out-of-position crankshaft harmonic balancer on which the drive pulley is mounted, binding pulleys, or a defective belt tensioner.
  • Attention should always be given to serpentine belt routing, since proper routing is critical to proper belt tension, and function of the driven components.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish serpentine belt related noise from other engine noises. In these cases, a mechanic will determine the origin of the noise by momentarily running the engine without the serpentine belt attached.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Isuzu mechanics

Real customer reviews from Isuzu owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(7)

Rating Summary
6
1
0
0
0
6
1
0
0
0

Brandon

18 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Isuzu Pickup L4-2.3L - Alternator Belt - Raleigh, North Carolina
As a first time customer of Your Mechanic, I did not know what to expect. I am proud to say my first experience was not disappointing. Brandon arrived early for the appointment. He was very professional and answered all questions that I had. He completed the repair in a timely manner and documented each step along the way. He did a vehicle check and provided suggestions for other minor repairs that may be needed in the future. I will certainly use Your Mechanic again, and will recommend Brandon as the mechanic.

Kahlin

17 years of experience
41 reviews
Kahlin
17 years of experience
Isuzu Pickup L4-2.6L - Air Filter - San Diego, California

Charles

34 years of experience
342 reviews
Charles
34 years of experience
Isuzu Pickup L4-2.3L - Oil Pan Gasket - Manor, Texas
Ran into some issues but stuck it out and took his time to get it done right.

Kahlin

17 years of experience
41 reviews
Kahlin
17 years of experience
Isuzu Pickup L4-2.6L - Oil Change - San Diego, California

Excellent Rating

(7)

Rating Summary
6
1
0
0
0
6
1
0
0
0
Number of Isuzu Pickup services completed
77+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Isuzu MECHANICS
200+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Replace Your Wiper Blades
Car windshield wiper blades help you see what's ahead when you're driving in bad weather. Use the right size of wiper blade to stay safe on the road.
How to Determine the Total Interest Paid on a Car Loan
An An important aspect of any vehicle loan is the amount of interest you pay. If you want to compare loans to see which one is the better deal or just figure out how much interest you’ve paid in for...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Nissan Titan
With With the 2012 Titan, Nissan continues its march into domestic territory. This model lives up to its name, but it’s also quite impressive inside as well. Even if you are in the market and wouldn’t normally consider a truck,...

Car not starting after radiator hose blew off

There may be a number of reasons that may cause the car not to start that may be connected to the radiator hose blowing off. If the hose blew off while driving, this suggests the car may have been overheating...

Could the Traction Control System (TCS) lock your wheels?

Hi there. Your vehicle is designed to haul lots of weight and a trailer behind it. The noise could be from the traction control system (TCS) activating when in a turn. If a wheel speed sensor is not functioning correctly,...

cost of maniverter

Depending on the engine you have this price would be pretty close if both of them are being replaced. If this is for only one then it is high. You can get each manivertor online for less than $500 each...

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