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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
2006 Mazda Tribute $142 $71.99 $70.00 20% $179.49
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer $113 $42.74 $70.00 24% $150.24
2011 Honda Civic $299 $228.78 $70.00 11% $336.28
2007 Audi A3 Quattro $240 $170.28 $70.00 13% $277.78
2011 Mercedes-Benz G550 $219 $120.56 $98.00 19% $271.06
2010 Jaguar XK $317 $211.80 $105.00 15% $373.05
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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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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Lucas

14 years of experience
707 reviews
Lucas
14 years of experience
It was a great experience with my mechanic Lucas, he took the time to explain to me about a part. He went the extra mile to get my car fixed.
2015 CHEVROLET CRUZE - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - CANOGA PARK, CALIFORNIA

Dellano

15 years of experience
210 reviews
Dellano
15 years of experience
Dellanos was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. He was amazingly skilled and finished replacing the parts very quickly. I will ask for him again.
2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND

Kyle

8 years of experience
51 reviews
Kyle
8 years of experience
Kyle arrived on time. He is a professional. Spent his time with the job and made sure it was done right.
2009 BMW X3 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - COLUMBIA, MARYLAND

Tinashe

10 years of experience
28 reviews
Tinashe
10 years of experience
Professional, friendly, timely, and knowledgeable. So much better experience than with any dealership service department.
2005 BMW Z4 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - MARIETTA, GEORGIA

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