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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Mazda RX-8

Mazda RX-8 Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $111 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

YourMechanic Price
$109 to $124
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $39 -$44
Average Dealer price
$171 to 181
Average Shop price
$132 to 138
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2008 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.15 - $251.61
2005 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.21 - $251.73
2007 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.17 - $251.65
2004 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.19 - $251.69
2011 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.70Shop/Dealer Price$194.16 - $270.83
2006 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.14 - $251.60
2010 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.70Shop/Dealer Price$194.23 - $270.96
2009 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.70Shop/Dealer Price$194.21 - $270.92
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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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My follow up with Jamahl went as expected. He came in, completed the job (in less than the time allotted), and kept the area he worked in the same condition as it was when he first got in. After the work done on my vehicle, it is now back to what I remember it sounding like! Put a smile on my face! Thank you Jamahl and to the guys at YourMechanic!
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The mechanics themselves are great. But the Your Mechanic business side of things wasn't at their level. The initial diagnostic said I should replace an O2 sensor. I scheduled the appointment to have it replaced. Two days prior to the appointment, 'your mechanic' called and said the initial quote was wrong and that I needed a different O2 sensor which was more expensive. I OKed the different part and when the mechanic showed up, it turned out to be the wrong part for the car and the mechanic said I needed the sensor which was originally recommended. This caused a completely unnecessary delay and multiple appointments which didn't need to happen. I asked the customer service rep why they changed the part recommendation in the first place, and he didn't really have an answer for me. I can't help but think it was an attempt to up-sell me. They did compensate my trouble by throwing in a belt replacement for free and said they gave me another discount as well. So I appreciate that. But in terms of trust and reliability of the business, I'm going to have a hard time vouching for this service as the convenience factor was clearly compromised.
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I though Jose was great. He was extremely communicative and didn't seem annoyed by my random inquiries. We also had a struggle with getting the correct belt for my water pump replacement and he followed through on multiple fronts to get his hands on one. My only minor complaint was the time between the initial inspection and the work. The first appointment was almost a week away and it would have been awesome if that was a little faster. But the work was great!
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2008 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.15 - $251.61
2005 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.21 - $251.73
2007 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.17 - $251.65
2004 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.19 - $251.69
2011 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.70Shop/Dealer Price$194.16 - $270.83
2006 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$148.10Shop/Dealer Price$182.14 - $251.60
2010 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.70Shop/Dealer Price$194.23 - $270.96
2009 Mazda RX-8R2-1.3LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementYourMechanic Price$157.70Shop/Dealer Price$194.21 - $270.92
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