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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Toyota Avalon

Toyota Avalon Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $129 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2003 Toyota AvalonV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$241.09Shop/Dealer Price$293.31 - $404.81
2017 Toyota AvalonV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.45Shop/Dealer Price$195.26 - $269.43
2016 Toyota AvalonV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$165.45Shop/Dealer Price$199.54 - $273.17
2008 Toyota AvalonV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$176.71Shop/Dealer Price$214.82 - $297.81
2015 Toyota AvalonL4-2.5L HybridService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.45Shop/Dealer Price$196.94 - $272.37
2005 Toyota AvalonV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$171.71Shop/Dealer Price$208.11 - $289.81
1999 Toyota AvalonV6-3.0LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$187.51Shop/Dealer Price$225.93 - $318.03
2013 Toyota AvalonL4-2.5L HybridService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$160.45Shop/Dealer Price$194.62 - $268.32
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What is a serpentine belt and how does it work?

A serpentine belt is a relatively long, flat, multi-ribbed belt that is driven by the engine’s crankshaft pulley. The belt drives many, and often all, of the engine accessories such as the alternator, air conditioning compressor, power steering pump, water pump, and air pump. The serpentine belt is tensioned by a hydraulic or spring-loaded automatic tensioner. Some older cars use a serpentine belt to drive most accessories but will also have a shorter v-style belt to drive, for example, the power steering pump.

Belts

When to consider replacing the serpentine belt:

  • Regularly scheduled maintenance. Typically, belt manufacturers recommend belt replacement at 90,000 miles. However, the belt must be inspected for wear or damage at regular intervals prior to this high mileage.
  • Squealing noise, belt slippage, visible belt damage. Should the belt fail or wear out prematurely, you may hear noise or you may see visible signs of deterioration such as missing chunks of rubber, excessive cracking, or a shredded appearance on the edge of the belt.
  • Battery Light. A loose belt, perhaps caused by a defective tensioner, may not drive the alternator at adequate speed and thus the battery may discharge, causing the warning light to illuminate.
  • Engine overheating. Often, the serpentine belt drives the water pump. In those applications, if the belt breaks the engine will overheat in seconds to minutes. If the belt is inadequately tensioned, you may notice higher-than-normal engine operating temperature.

How do mechanics replace the serpentine belt?

  • Prior to removing the belt, the mechanic must run the engine to determine if the idler pulley and the belt tensioner are noise-free. Those rotating components have grease filled bearings and are subject to wear. In addition, the mechanic will ensure that all pulleys and accessories are turning in the same plane. These steps help make sure your new belt will operate trouble-free for its full-service life.
  • The belt’s routing path through the various components is noted. The belt tensioner is released, usually with a wrench or lever, to release the tension from the belt. With the tension off, the belt slides off the pulleys.
  • All rotating components — that is the alternator, air conditioner compressor, etc. — are checked for smooth operation and no noise.
  • If everything checks out, the new belt is slipped over all of the pulleys while holding the tensioner away from the belt. Once the belt is centered on all pulleys, the tensioner is released and the installation is complete. The engine is run to ensure normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a serpentine belt problem?

No. Should the belt have visible damage, you risk unexpected and sudden breakage that could potentially leave you stranded. Serpentine belt problems that result in the alternator not charging may cause the battery to discharge, which will result in loss of electrical power to the vehicle. Additionally, if a deteriorated belt breaks and that belt drives the water pump, the engine will overheat in a matter of seconds.

When replacing the serpentine belt keep in mind:

  • On many cars, the expected service life of a serpentine belt is around 90,000 miles. Should the belt fail well prior to that, a very careful inspection should be performed to check for out-of-alignment pulleys, a possibly out-of-position crankshaft harmonic balancer on which the drive pulley is mounted, binding pulleys, or a defective belt tensioner.
  • Attention should always be given to serpentine belt routing, since proper routing is critical to proper belt tension, and function of the driven components.
  • Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish serpentine belt related noise from other engine noises. In these cases, a mechanic will determine the origin of the noise by momentarily running the engine without the serpentine belt attached.

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Antonios

15 years of experience
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Antonios
15 years of experience
Tony was awesome! He was very professional and helpful, really saved me time and hassle by being efficient and prompt! He went outback of his way to make sure I understand what was going on with my car and even saved me money when he realized one of the belts didn’t need to be replaced like we originally thought. Thanks Tony :)
2000 TOYOTA AVALON - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Jacob

9 years of experience
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Jacob
9 years of experience
This is the 2nd time Jacob has done work for me. He is very respectable, and seems to be dedicated and knowledgeabe. He explains everything he is doing/has done, and recommends any further work he thinks is necessary. I would definitely request him again whenever I have work in the future.
2005 TOYOTA AVALON - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - GARLAND, TEXAS

Tony

12 years of experience
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Tony
12 years of experience
Excellent experience; he showed up within the designated time and I was very efficient! Finished well before I thought he would. Very professional. Will surely use him again on the next repair!
2001 TOYOTA AVALON - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Jamahl

17 years of experience
703 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
Regarding my Toyota 2001 XL. I required several automotive services to be done. The car needed the following: Timing Belt, Water Pump , Power Steering Belt & Serpentine Belt Replacement: Spark Plugs & Valve Cover Gasket replacement; 02 Oxygen Sensor Replacement ( Code p1135) PVC Valve Replacement: Drivers side door handle Replacement: Throttle Body Maintenance: This was my first time using Auto Mechanic online for Automotive Service: My appointment was set-up for 02/19/2018 Presidents day. The technician to performed the above mentioned automotive service was Mr. Jamahl Walker. On my appointment date Mr. Jamahl Walker showed up as promised at 08;55 am ahead of the scheduled appointment time. From the moment of introducing himself, he was extremely courteous and respectful. He provided an overview of his automotive training and stated that his father was a master mechanic and worked under him for several years. Indeed! it was a pleasure watching how Jamahl performed and install the various parts on my car. He could explain how the various parts worked in conjunction with each other. At the end of the day I highly recommend Mr. Jamahl Walker and his workmanship. On a scale of 1 thru 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 highest I rate Mr. Jamahl Walker a 5+++++.
2001 TOYOTA AVALON - SERPENTINE/DRIVE BELT - LAKE MARY, FLORIDA

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