Lexus SC300 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office.

Our certified mechanics come to you・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Logo-yelp
CUSTOMERS LOVE US ON YELP
4.5 out of 5 (550 reviews)
Icon-warranty_badge-02
SERVICES BACKED BY OUR
12-Month, 12,000-Mile Warranty
How does YourMechanic work?    
Icon-quote-hiw
Get a quote

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance, and diagnostic services, backed by our 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty.

Icon-calendar-hiw
Book an appointment

Tell us when to meet you at your home or office. We’ll send one of our vetted, top-rated mechanics.

Icon-fixed-hiw
Get your car fixed

Continue with your day while our mechanic fixes your car onsite. You pay only after the job is done.

Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Lexus SC300

Lexus SC300 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $230 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$230 to $240
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $160
Average Dealer price
$412
Average Shop price
$283
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.51 - $753.03
1993 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.63 - $753.24
1999 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.55 - $753.10
1992 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.59 - $753.16
2000 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.53 - $753.06
1998 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.50 - $753.01
1994 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.66 - $753.29
1995 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.62 - $753.23
Show example Lexus SC300 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement service at your home or office.

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR
Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee

Meet some of our expert Lexus mechanics

Real customer reviews from Lexus owners like you.

Peter

39 years of experience
789 reviews
Peter
39 years of experience
Another outstanding experience with Peter and YourMechanic. As recommended by Peter from a prior appointment, I needed to have my brakes serviced to include rotor and pad replacement. I was also experiencing a significant shake in the steering wheel under braking, and Peter diagnosed this was the probable solution. Unbeknownst to Peter while I was waiting for parts and an appointment that fit (I will only see Peter now for my Lexus), I had an emergency engine issue that had to be addressed immediately at the dealer so I could continue to drive the car. Point being after they remedied a minor air intake boot issue, they also observed the brakes confirming peters recommendation. I had another issue with my OEM Lexus brake rotors prematurely warping. One of the Lexus owner boards recommended aftermarket EBC brakes and green pads which are supposed to be a direct replacement for OEM. I purchased then and had them here for Peters arrival. He brought all the required Lexus OEM parts in case the aftermarket parts didn't work probably. He was pleased to try the EBC aftermarket brakes first and he stated the install was straightforward. He will return the Lexus brakes for a refund and didn't charge me for them just for the labor, Brake Cleaner, and fluid. A fraction of the price of what the Lexuse dealer would have charged with now upgraded rotors and pats that should perform better and last longer then OEM. Also Peter found some seized parts in the caliper he took apart, cleaned, and lubricated. These are the probable cause of the premature rotor wear. Peter is the epitome of a consummate professional. Always pleasant, friendly, and loves his job. He is a master technician experienced and customer care and service driven. I can't recommend him highly enough. Have already used for the other vehicles in my family and referred to friends and family. Thanks
2004 LEXUS ES330 - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT) - PEORIA, ARIZONA

Emmette

32 years of experience
214 reviews
Emmette
32 years of experience
Emmette came early for my appointment and did excellent work. He was completely professional and a joy to talk with. I plan on booking additional appointments with him because he a great auto mechanic.
2007 LEXUS ES350 - SPARK PLUGS - FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA

Ira

32 years of experience
133 reviews
Ira
32 years of experience
Ira was polite and professional. He walked through everything he was doing. My original quote was for $275 but he ended up fixing my car for $70. I will continue to use Yourmechanic and will request Ira again!
2002 LEXUS RX300 - SERVICE BATTERY/CABLES - TAMPA, FLORIDA

Joseph

14 years of experience
108 reviews
Joseph
14 years of experience
he was very knowledgeable and honest
1998 LEXUS ES300 - ALTERNATOR - ABINGDON, MARYLAND
Get an instant quote for your car
Our mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing
Get a quote
CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.51 - $753.03
1993 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.63 - $753.24
1999 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.55 - $753.10
1992 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.59 - $753.16
2000 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.53 - $753.06
1998 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.50 - $753.01
1994 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.66 - $753.29
1995 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$389.28Shop/Dealer Price$494.62 - $753.23
Show example Lexus SC300 Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement prices

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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com