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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
2008 Ford Explorer $128 $57.74 $69.99 22% $165.24
2013 Nissan 370Z $321 $250.79 $69.99 10% $358.29
2008 Saab 9-3 $158 $88.33 $69.99 19% $195.83
2014 BMW 650i $354 $199.69 $153.97 18% $436.19
2015 Audi A7 Quattro $316 $211.48 $104.98 15% $372.73
2011 Ford Mustang $233 $162.89 $69.99 13% $270.39

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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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Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
My vehicle's issue was quickly assessed and repaired. Happy with service and will gladly use Maxwell to finish my other pending repairs.
2006 HONDA PILOT - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - HOUSTON, TEXAS
David

David

16 years of experience
36 reviews
David
16 years of experience
David showed up on time and did great work!
2005 HONDA CR-V - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - DALLAS, TEXAS
Tinashe

Tinashe

10 years of experience
89 reviews
Tinashe
10 years of experience
Tinashe was great. He is very knowledgeable and is very willing to teach people about their cars. He helped me figure out what was actually wrong with my car and I ended up saving more money than I intended. Very nice guy!
2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - KENNESAW, GEORGIA
Brikk

Brikk

15 years of experience
299 reviews
Brikk
15 years of experience
Araised on time. Knew what he was doing. Friendly and easy to talk with.
2005 TOYOTA RAV4 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - WAXHAW, NORTH CAROLINA

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