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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Estimate for Pontiac Torrent

Pontiac Torrent Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement costs $128 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$115 to $163
Labor: $70 -$80
Parts: $45 -$83
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$183 to 258
Average Shop price
$140 to 187
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2008 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$235.36Shop/Dealer Price$291.22 - $426.13
2009 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.49 - $276.17
2007 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.44 - $276.09
2009 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$235.36Shop/Dealer Price$291.26 - $426.21
2006 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.43 - $276.07
2008 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.42 - $276.04
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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service & Cost

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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Overall, Mark was on time & had a pleasant demeanor for the most part, but he brought his wife with him to both appointments. I thought that was a little unprofessional. Also, he didn't test the Battery/Alternator at first. He kept stateing that it was the Starter. I explained what was going on with my car & advised that I thought it was the Alternator. After we spoke about it several times of Mark stating that it was the Starter. Finally he tested the Battery and sure enough it wasn't holding charge. After installation of the Alternator my battery light came on before I could even make it out of my subdivision & I blatenly asked Mark did he run the vehicle to test the Alternator was sufficient. He replied that he Only ran a scan & no codes came up, but that wasn't true bc my battery light came on the first start up after he installed it. Not trying to be mean just felt that he was in a rush to get the job done without properly making sure the Alternator was a success. By testing the vehicle longer to ensure it was coding correctly & still not malfunctioning. Needless to say I had to have another mechanic come out today & come to find out the Alternator was testing as a bad Alternator & my brand new battery isn't holding charge anymore. Therefore, I have to have that one removed & a new one installed tomorrow.
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2008 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$235.36Shop/Dealer Price$291.22 - $426.13
2009 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.49 - $276.17
2007 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.44 - $276.09
2009 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.6LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$235.36Shop/Dealer Price$291.26 - $426.21
2006 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.43 - $276.07
2008 Pontiac TorrentV6-3.4LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$160.32Shop/Dealer Price$197.42 - $276.04
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