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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

How much does a Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercury Monterey Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement is $156 with $61 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Mercury MontereyV6-4.2LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$236.65Shop/Dealer Price$277.07 - $375.81
2007 Mercury MontereyV6-4.2LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$216.65Shop/Dealer Price$257.08 - $355.84
2006 Mercury MontereyV6-4.2LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$216.65Shop/Dealer Price$257.08 - $355.84
2005 Mercury MontereyV6-4.2LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$216.65Shop/Dealer Price$257.06 - $355.80
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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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Ramon

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Ramon
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Mercury Monterey V6-4.2L - Alternator - Tucson, Arizona
Very Pleased with Ramon's service visit, He was on time greeted me and wanted to know if I had any further questions, explained what he would be doing and went right to work, shortly after he noticed my radiator hose was about to burst, so I asked if I would go purchase a hose for my van could he stay and fix that in addition to replacing my alternator he replied Yes Sir, no problem. It ended up taking me a little over an hour to find a radiator hose and I was worried Ramon might get upset but he was there waiting for me with the old busted hose already off and ready for the new one. He is very skilled and knowledgeable with his service he provides I would highly recomend him to anyone needed a good solid well versed mechanic. I am glad I found him great guy, Thanks Ramon

Norberto

14 years of experience
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Norberto
14 years of experience
Mercury Monterey V6-4.2L - Spark Plugs - Austell, Georgia
I love that you tell us not only about what you fix, but also what we need to GET fixed. 10/10 Highly Recommended

William

34 years of experience
517 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Mercury Monterey V6-4.2L - Engine Mount - El Mirage, Arizona
Very happy with the work and how pleasant William was to talk with. Thanks for the job well done.

Hiram

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Hiram
25 years of experience
Mercury Monterey V6-4.2L - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Tomball, Texas
He knows what he is doing does a great job

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