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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
2012 Nissan Quest $244 $145.65 $97.98 17% $296.15
2006 Mitsubishi Outlander $192 $121.98 $69.99 16% $229.48
2004 Volkswagen Golf $183 $112.91 $69.99 17% $220.41
2004 BMW 330Ci $207 $102.02 $104.98 21% $263.27
2015 Mercedes-Benz E400 $345 $268.23 $76.98 10% $386.48
2012 Jaguar XF $336 $216.97 $118.98 15% $399.72

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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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Grzegorz

Grzegorz

38 years of experience
467 reviews
Grzegorz
38 years of experience
he is good and professional
2012 BMW X5 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Lucas

Lucas

18 years of experience
767 reviews
Lucas
18 years of experience
Great work. Thanks
1999 SATURN SL1 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Dan

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Dan showed up on time then got right to work and finished the job quickly. Vehicle runs great and no more Power Steering whine! Dan knows what he is doing!! I would be happy to hire him again to take care of any of my vehicles!!!
2009 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - BUFORD, GEORGIA
Travis

Travis

15 years of experience
55 reviews
Travis
15 years of experience
Travis got the job done in record time. Took the time to explain and show me bad parts being replaced. Always professional and personable.
2006 NISSAN ALTIMA - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

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