Pontiac Montana Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement

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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Pontiac Montana

Pontiac Montana Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $134 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$97 to $175
Labor: $70 -$90
Parts: $27 -$85
Average Dealer price
$150 to 266
Average Shop price
$119 to 192
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2006 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.18Shop/Dealer Price$150.66 - $201.18
2004 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$249.24Shop/Dealer Price$304.27 - $440.74
2002 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$249.24Shop/Dealer Price$305.48 - $442.86
2000 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$162.06Shop/Dealer Price$201.00 - $281.98
2006 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.96Shop/Dealer Price$196.72 - $274.70
2003 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$239.24Shop/Dealer Price$292.63 - $427.88
2008 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$165.96Shop/Dealer Price$201.31 - $281.79
2007 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$165.96Shop/Dealer Price$202.54 - $283.96
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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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Eugenio

22 years of experience
128 reviews
Eugenio
22 years of experience
Within one day of the quote, he arrived on time to replace the serpentine belt on my van, but diagnosed a bigger problem which was why it broke in the first place. He had to come back two additional times, but arrived on time each time. The overall cost, while three time more than quoted, was still much cheaper than I would have paid at the shop. He left the area clean and we are completely satisfied. Would definitely use him and this service again.
2004 PONTIAC MONTANA - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - WOODBRIDGE, VIRGINIA

Jerimiah

15 years of experience
67 reviews
Jerimiah
15 years of experience
so far his been trustworthy and on time.
2001 PONTIAC MONTANA - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Joseph

21 years of experience
34 reviews
Joseph
21 years of experience
He's Great! Fast and pro!
2002 PONTIAC MONTANA - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - EL CERRITO, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$123.18Shop/Dealer Price$150.66 - $201.18
2004 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$249.24Shop/Dealer Price$304.27 - $440.74
2002 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$249.24Shop/Dealer Price$305.48 - $442.86
2000 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$162.06Shop/Dealer Price$201.00 - $281.98
2006 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.96Shop/Dealer Price$196.72 - $274.70
2003 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$239.24Shop/Dealer Price$292.63 - $427.88
2008 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$165.96Shop/Dealer Price$201.31 - $281.79
2007 Pontiac MontanaV6-3.9LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$165.96Shop/Dealer Price$202.54 - $283.96
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