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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
2010 Chrysler Sebring $143 $73.40 $69.99 20% $180.90
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 $123 $52.60 $69.99 23% $160.10
2011 Nissan Frontier $146 $76.28 $69.99 20% $183.78
2013 Mercedes-Benz S600 $261 $177.12 $83.98 14% $306.12
2015 BMW 760Li $340 $199.69 $139.98 18% $414.69
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG $304 $170.98 $132.98 18% $375.23

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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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Paul

Paul

30 years of experience
77 reviews
Paul
30 years of experience
Paul is a very knowledgeable mechanic...His 30 years of experience shows...Great guy
2013 HYUNDAI SONATA - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Collins

Collins

9 years of experience
54 reviews
Collins
9 years of experience
My truck has been parked for weeks and several mechanics looked it over. Only Collins could get it up and running. He was on time fo his appointment, friendly, need professional and fast. I am so thankful that he was sent to do this job. He will be the only one I select to do any automobile repair in the future.
1996 FORD RANGER - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
397 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Great service, nice person!
2011 MAZDA 6 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER REPLACEMENT - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Omar

Omar

9 years of experience
179 reviews
Omar
9 years of experience
Omar was on time and professional. will use him again.
2011 BMW 750LI - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

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