Mercedes-Benz E350 Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz E350

Mercedes-Benz E350 Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $122 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$106 to $176
Labor: $70 -$90
Parts: $36 -$86
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$169 to 268
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$131 to 193
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2011 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.62Shop/Dealer Price$195.59 - $274.67
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$251.56Shop/Dealer Price$316.71 - $462.08
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.62Shop/Dealer Price$205.15 - $283.90
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.62Shop/Dealer Price$198.64 - $280.00
2012 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$143.46Shop/Dealer Price$184.61 - $256.79
2012 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$241.56Shop/Dealer Price$303.85 - $447.07
2013 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$241.56Shop/Dealer Price$304.32 - $447.90
2016 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$158.76Shop/Dealer Price$202.99 - $286.08
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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Service & Cost

What's a serpentine / drive belt?

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 this in mind about serpentine belts:

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 to repair a serpentine / drive belt?

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

Our drive belt advice:

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.

Why it's important to replace a serpentine / drive belt:

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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Excellent Mechanic, Very Courteous and Polite, Answered my questions. Very Punctual Neat and Clean. I Highly Recommend him for German cars.
2010 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Scott

32 years of experience
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Scott
32 years of experience
Scott arrived early for my weekend appointment. When he arrived at my house, I showed him the issue and the parts that need to be replaced. I asked him several questions regarding maintenance on other parts and he provided valuable information that will save me money and also keep my car in good shape. He worked nonstop even though it's hot outside. The estimated duration for the job is 5.5 hours but he completed everything in only 4.5 hours! That includes the test drive, sweeping and washing my garage floor. Scott also showed me the defect on the water pump as well as the parts that he replaced. After the appointment, he provided a very detailed report of the service with pictures and voice notes. I will definitely book Scott the next time my car needs to be serviced. I highly highly recommend Scott.
2007 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - CHANDLER, ARIZONA

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2008 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT - NEWTOWN SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.62Shop/Dealer Price$195.59 - $274.67
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$251.56Shop/Dealer Price$316.71 - $462.08
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.62Shop/Dealer Price$205.15 - $283.90
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$150.62Shop/Dealer Price$198.64 - $280.00
2012 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$143.46Shop/Dealer Price$184.61 - $256.79
2012 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$241.56Shop/Dealer Price$303.85 - $447.07
2013 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.0L Turbo DieselService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$241.56Shop/Dealer Price$304.32 - $447.90
2016 Mercedes-Benz E350V6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$158.76Shop/Dealer Price$202.99 - $286.08
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