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Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement Estimate for Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement costs $145 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2002 Toyota TacomaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$250.57Shop/Dealer Price$307.91 - $449.67
1996 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$247.45Shop/Dealer Price$303.95 - $443.33
1995 Toyota TacomaV6-3.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$255.25Shop/Dealer Price$313.76 - $459.03
2000 Toyota TacomaL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$265.31Shop/Dealer Price$324.36 - $472.89
2005 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$171.91Shop/Dealer Price$208.82 - $288.21
2017 Toyota TacomaV6-3.5LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$118.59Shop/Dealer Price$144.61 - $188.65
2008 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$166.91Shop/Dealer Price$202.11 - $280.21
1996 Toyota TacomaL4-2.4LService typeSerpentine/Drive Belt ReplacementEstimate$251.29Shop/Dealer Price$305.65 - $445.59
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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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Dellano
15 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma - Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement - Bowie, Maryland
Dellano made sure I was well-informed regarding my service appointment. He communicated early and often, which is something that's important for an online service like this. Thank you!
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Terry

23 years of experience
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Terry
23 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma - Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement - Chandler, Arizona
Terry was very professional and personable! It was great to see a clean cut mechanic that you wouldn't be afraid to leave alone in your garage. It took him about an hour to replace spark plugs and 3 belts to include the main serpentine belt. The complimentary vehicle inspection identified a problem that I will have him do on my next day off. I'm very pleased with Terry and Your Mechanic overall! David
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Jeff

30 years of experience
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Jeff
30 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Loomis, California
Wow, I may never take a car to a shop again! Jeff was incredible today and saved me several $$ by his suggestions. I'll have him back soon to inspect the front suspension of our 2001 MBZ.
Eric

Eric

9 years of experience
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Eric
9 years of experience
Toyota Tacoma - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Apex, North Carolina
Eric was extremely helpful! I had diagnosed what I thought was wrong with my truck, and I was wrong. Eric did an inspection and found out what the problem really was. Thankfully the problem was not too hard of a fix, but Eric did not have the correct part. He made a phone call and found a local store that had the part in stock. He drove to the store to get the part, came back and fixed the problem. He provided outstanding customer service and is an all around great guy.

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