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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 Toyota Tundra $197 $92.38 $105.00 22% $253.63
2003 Mercury Marauder $108 $38.46 $70.00 25% $145.96
2009 Pontiac Torrent $115 $45.16 $70.00 24% $152.66
2005 Scion xA $222 $152.38 $70.00 14% $259.88
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $107 $37.11 $70.00 25% $144.61
2006 Lincoln Zephyr $134 $63.90 $70.00 21% $171.40
2014 BMW 650i xDrive $408 $254.25 $154.00 16% $490.75
2005 Infiniti FX35 $254 $183.88 $70.00 12% $291.38
2004 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $264 $130.78 $133.00 21% $335.03
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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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Ben

37 years of experience
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Ben
37 years of experience
Ben was excellent!!!! He was earlier than the appointment time. He is very friendly and professional and I would live for you guys to send him back out on another repair job for me. As far as the company, love, love, love. Thanks for offering this kind of professional business !!!!
2002 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Robert

28 years of experience
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Robert
28 years of experience
Robert is the best mechanic we have ever used. He diagnosed a problem dealers mechanics couldn't in Houston. We finally feel safe in the car.
2004 FORD ESCAPE - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Dan

35 years of experience
475 reviews
Dan
35 years of experience
Came on time, told him what was the problem and he begin working on it right away. Did his inspection and he also gave advice on oil change. Most definitely is satisfied with his work,
1998 AUDI A4 QUATTRO - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - DECATUR, GEORGIA

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