Lexus LS400 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office.

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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Lexus LS400

Lexus LS400 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $256 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$140 to $308
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $70 -$228
Average Dealer price
$234 to 550
Average Shop price
$171 to 369
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1998 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$210.60Shop/Dealer Price$271.16 - $395.67
1997 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.21 - $1027.76
1990 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.13 - $1027.62
1991 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.16 - $1027.68
1999 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$210.60Shop/Dealer Price$271.18 - $395.70
1994 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.08 - $1027.53
1996 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.24 - $1027.81
2000 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$210.60Shop/Dealer Price$271.27 - $395.87
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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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Peter

39 years of experience
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Peter
39 years of experience
Another outstanding service by Pete. Replaced timing Belt, water pump, tensioner and pulleys. Wish I had such a high caliber mechanic all my life.
1998 LEXUS LS400 - TIMING BELT - AVONDALE, AZ

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Tien was fantastic. He figured out my problem in minutes and gave me additional info regarding other potential problems I need to address. Really glad I found you guys on the net and will be calling in the future. Thanks so much. Bobby
1999 LEXUS LS400 - POWER SEAT IS NOT WORKING - SAN LEANDRO, CA

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David
12 years of experience
Showed me exactly the problem
1992 LEXUS LS400 - CAR IS OVERHEATING INSPECTION - SACRAMENTO, CA

Kenneth

12 years of experience
112 reviews
Kenneth
12 years of experience
Did great job!
1992 LEXUS LS400 - OIL CHANGE - SAN LEANDRO, CA
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
1998 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$210.60Shop/Dealer Price$271.16 - $395.67
1997 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.21 - $1027.76
1990 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.13 - $1027.62
1991 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.16 - $1027.68
1999 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$210.60Shop/Dealer Price$271.18 - $395.70
1994 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.08 - $1027.53
1996 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$526.54Shop/Dealer Price$666.24 - $1027.81
2000 Lexus LS400V8-4.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementYourMechanic Price$210.60Shop/Dealer Price$271.27 - $395.87
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