Lexus SC300 Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement at your home or office.

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Lexus SC300

Lexus SC300 Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $97 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$97 to $108
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $27 -$28
Average Dealer price
$147 to 150
Average Shop price
$117 to 119
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.26 - $221.43
1994 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.38 - $221.64
1998 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.30 - $221.50
1993 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.34 - $221.56
2000 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$126.42Shop/Dealer Price$165.95 - $227.34
1999 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$126.42Shop/Dealer Price$165.93 - $227.29
1995 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.41 - $221.69
1997 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.37 - $221.63
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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Serpentine/Drive Belt all about?

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 in mind:

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 it's done:

  • Inspect the belts for cracks.
  • Remove and replace any damaged belts.
  • Inspect pulleys and bearings.

Our recommendation:

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.

How important is this service?

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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Danny

7 years of experience
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Danny
7 years of experience
Not knowledgeable. Was confused about diagnostic of problem. Was unsure & basic said everything was wrong with the car without proper diagnostic procedures.
2006 LEXUS GS300 - CAR IS SHAKING OR VIBRATING - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Michael

12 years of experience
166 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Good job
2001 LEXUS RX300 - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Mahdi

6 years of experience
75 reviews
Mahdi
6 years of experience
Mahdis was great - was on time and fixed the problem promptly at 2:30 pm on Monday 10/2. However he was the second mechanic, because the first mechanic failed to show at his 8:30 am scheduled time, and then texted to reschedule for Wednesday. So I had to call the company, not happy, and demand another mechanic for later in the day on Monday, missing work all the while. The appointment had been made and confirmed on Thursday. Great concept - poor execution.
2008 LEXUS RX350 - CAR IS NOT STARTING - KENNESAW, GEORGIA

William

16 years of experience
65 reviews
William
16 years of experience
William did exactly what he needed to do. He also made sure that any dribbles of oil that made it onto my garage floor were completely cleaned up. Efficient, courteous and thorough - nothing else to ask.
2005 LEXUS RX330 - OIL CHANGE - CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1996 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.26 - $221.43
1994 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.38 - $221.64
1998 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.30 - $221.50
1993 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.34 - $221.56
2000 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$126.42Shop/Dealer Price$165.95 - $227.34
1999 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$126.42Shop/Dealer Price$165.93 - $227.29
1995 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.41 - $221.69
1997 Lexus SC300L6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.48Shop/Dealer Price$162.37 - $221.63
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