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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

How much does a Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Nissan Pathfinder Armada Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement is $180 with $85 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Nissan Pathfinder ArmadaV8-5.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$285.71Shop/Dealer Price$338.39 - $473.93
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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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Nissan Pathfinder Armada V8-5.6L - Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection - Decatur, Georgia
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Nissan Pathfinder Armada V8-5.6L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Southlake, Texas
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Nissan Pathfinder Armada V8-5.6L - Electric Problems - Norfolk, Virginia
Superior job and well appreciated for all he did as well as explained.to me about the problem with my truck. Highly recommended and look forward to having him come back to do the work to repair my truck. He walked me through what was wrong and what to get get my truck back on the road. Four up for excellent professionalism and expertise.

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Nissan Pathfinder Armada V8-5.6L - Oil Change - Clovis, California
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