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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

How much does a Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Volkswagen Golf City Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement is $161 with $66 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$280.55Shop/Dealer Price$326.31 - $434.36
2009 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$226.05Shop/Dealer Price$268.83 - $374.64
2010 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$226.05Shop/Dealer Price$268.83 - $374.64
2007 Volkswagen Golf CityL4-2.0LService typeDrive Belt Tensioner ReplacementEstimate$226.05Shop/Dealer Price$268.81 - $374.60
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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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Joseph

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Joseph
13 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat L4-2.0L Turbo Diesel - Drive Belt Tensioner - Lakewood, Washington
Would recommend Joseph to anyone who has issues with there car. Did a great job on my car and very efficient with all the right tools for the job!!

Robert

27 years of experience
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Robert
27 years of experience
Volkswagen GTI L4-2.0L Turbo - Drive Belt Tensioner - Laurel, Maryland
I originally booked Robert for a timing belt and water pump replacement (a different mechanic had told me it needed to be replaced). Upon inspection Robert informed me that my timing belt was in practically new condition and did not need to be replaced. A lot of mechanics would have probably just charged me for the timing belt replacement anyway and not even done the work, as I would have never known the difference. I don't know if it's yourmechanic's business model that produces honest mechanics or if Robert is just an exceptionally honest one, but either way I was very happy to avoid a much more expensive repair. Robert ended up doing a few other relatively minor repairs on my car that he noticed and I ended up with a much smaller repair bill that I originally expected. I'll definitely plan on using Robert in the future.

Tien

23 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
23 years of experience
Volkswagen Passat L4-2.0L Turbo - Drive Belt Tensioner - Hayward, California
Everything is smooth

Tien

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Tien
23 years of experience
Volkswagen Jetta L5-2.5L - Drive Belt Tensioner - San Ramon, California
Tien was a few minutes early for my appointment, which to me is right on. He was very professional and got the job done quickly and efficiently.

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