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How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Canyon $136 $66.27 $69.99 21% $173.77
2009 Honda Civic $219 $142.19 $76.98 15% $260.44
2008 Saturn Aura $196 $126.38 $69.99 16% $233.88
2015 Lexus IS250 $279 $153.24 $125.98 19% $346.74
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport $293 $222.91 $69.99 11% $330.41
2012 Ford Mustang $154 $84.13 $69.99 19% $191.63

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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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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Number of Reviews

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Oreste

Oreste

11 years of experience
27 reviews
Oreste
11 years of experience
Very professional, very clean, very fast. Knowledgeable and did i mention professional? I highly recommend him as your mechanic
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ C350 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - MIAMI, FLORIDA
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
I've found a mechanic I can trust and depend on!!! The whole process was the best and I will be using Harish again to work on my car. He came early, kept me informed of what was wrong with my car and didn't advise of items that weren't wrong. As a woman finding someone to trust with car repairs is a hard thing to do. This process was very simple and the best part is he came to my house!!
2006 DODGE STRATUS - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Deane

Deane

8 years of experience
139 reviews
Deane
8 years of experience
Deane arrived on time and finished his work sooner then it was estimated. No chatting, brief self introduction and straight to the business. Seeing how professional and efficient Deane did his work, my roommate is interested to book an appointment with him.
2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Keith

Keith

15 years of experience
168 reviews
Keith
15 years of experience
Keith is very professional and well versed in his trade. He gave me insight to upcoming services and issues I may encounter that I wasn't aware of. He is certainly diligent, a very thorough and fast worker and does outstanding work! He is very prompt and on-time. I have already scheduled my next appointment with Keith and would highly recommend him.
2008 JEEP PATRIOT - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA

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