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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Mazda Tribute

Mazda Tribute Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $179 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2003 Mazda TributeL4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$201.05Shop/Dealer Price$241.85 - $337.73
2008 Mazda TributeL4-2.3LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$230.97Shop/Dealer Price$279.31 - $397.67
2009 Mazda TributeL4-2.5LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$235.97Shop/Dealer Price$283.59 - $401.41
2008 Mazda TributeL4-2.3L HybridService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$531.35Shop/Dealer Price$656.46 - $1001.37
2004 Mazda TributeL4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$201.05Shop/Dealer Price$240.68 - $335.69
2002 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$220.75Shop/Dealer Price$263.69 - $369.45
2008 Mazda TributeV6-3.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$295.97Shop/Dealer Price$357.87 - $520.16
2011 Mazda TributeL4-2.5LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$230.97Shop/Dealer Price$278.63 - $396.50
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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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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Mazda Tribute - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Rahway, New Jersey
Chris's report and attention to detail is amazing. I requested a pre purchase car inspection on a car I was interested in that was being sold at a dealership. I wanted to be aware of any problems that they might not tell me about and see if the asking price was reasonable. Unfortunately I wasn't able to go in person during the time of the inspection but after reading is report, I felt confident that I didn't have to be there. He was very honest in his opinions and recommendations and backed up each point with photos and issues found with the car. Based on his inspection and the repairs that would be needed, he valued way below what the dealership was asking. Based on issues with the battery and emergency brake, I have decided to not purchase this car. Thank you for the great job that you did and I will definitely keep using Chris's services and yourmechanic. Always have a vehicle you're interested in inspected before spending thousands of dollars on a car that could potentially not be worth it.

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Patrick
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Mazda Tribute - Intake Manifold Gaskets - Midlothian, Virginia
Fantastic and I will use again!!

Casey

23 years of experience
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Casey
23 years of experience
Mazda Tribute - Window Motor / Regulator Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Rear) - Lynnwood, Washington
Casey is very personable and professional. He arrived within the specified time and clearly communicated with me regarding his timeframe. The job was completed within an hour and a half and he even checked my fluids and brakes! Top notch and I will definitely use these guys again! I'm recommending them to anyone who needs vehicle work done! Thank you Casey for rocking the casbah!

Patrick

32 years of experience
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Patrick
32 years of experience
Mazda Tribute - Window Motor / Regulator Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Austin, Texas
Patrick showed up and completed the work quickly and efficiently. He made this experience great.

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