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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Kia Rio5

Kia Rio5 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $162 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$162 to $172
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $92
Average Dealer price
$277
Average Shop price
$198
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2007 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$169.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.93 - $294.47
2011 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$167.69Shop/Dealer Price$206.70 - $290.90
2006 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$167.69Shop/Dealer Price$206.65 - $290.82
2010 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$167.69Shop/Dealer Price$206.67 - $290.86
2009 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$169.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.94 - $294.48
2008 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$169.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.92 - $294.46
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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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Honorio
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I didn't have any special work done, just an oil change and tire rotation. No issues at all. He advised on future changes to air filter and brakes. He didn't try to pretend that there is urgent work that needs to be done now (like some other places do).
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On his last visit Theo recommended a power steering fluid change as it needed it and to rid the sqeakes it made when you turn the wheels...turns out that wasn't the cause but Theo didn't give up and found the problem and to adjust position of a pump which the vibrations were causing the noise...Thanks Theo
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Casey was very friendly communicative and helpful. While doing the oil change, he gave me several tips on doing the oil change at home myself and explained every steps. He gave me a call before his departure to let me know that he has left the place, but due to the traffic he arrived at my office 45 mins later to the appointment time. It would have been nice if I had some heads up about it before I called him 5 mins after the appointment time to see where he was at. During the call he let me know that he'd get to my office in 20 min, and arrived 40 min after that call. Well, I guess to be fair there was bad traffic and he had left his place 40 min prior to the appointment time and the office building was a little bit tricky to find. Anyways, after his arrival the oil change was completed in timely manner and overall everything else was very satisfactory.
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Cary
22 years of experience
He was very professional, flexible, courteous and in time. He told me exactly what needed to be done and did that, not add on other unnecessary charges. I would definitely use him again!
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2007 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$169.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.93 - $294.47
2011 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$167.69Shop/Dealer Price$206.70 - $290.90
2006 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$167.69Shop/Dealer Price$206.65 - $290.82
2010 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$167.69Shop/Dealer Price$206.67 - $290.86
2009 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$169.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.94 - $294.48
2008 Kia Rio5L4-1.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$169.53Shop/Dealer Price$208.92 - $294.46
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