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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 Volvo S80 $218 $98.43 $119.98 15% $259.68
2009 Mitsubishi Lancer $157 $77.00 $79.99 14% $184.50
2009 Ford Fusion $170 $90.16 $79.99 13% $197.66
2007 Lexus LS460 $286 $165.96 $119.98 12% $327.21
2006 BMW 525i $201 $121.00 $79.99 12% $228.50
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $187 $98.70 $87.98 13% $216.95

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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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Phillip

17 years of experience
210 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
Scion tC - Drive Belt Tensioner - Sacramento, California
Philip got my car back on the road!! He was very professional, knowledgeable, hard working, and explained everything that he was doing to my car. I would definitely have him work on my car again, and I will be recommending him to all of my friends and family!
Chevrolet Express 1500 - Drive Belt Tensioner - Elk Grove, California
This was my first time using Your Mechanic, and it was so much easier than trying to get your car back and forth between a shop. I will definitely be using Your Mechanic, and Philip again. Philip was prompt courteous and in and out of our lives quickly. I would definitely recommend Philip to anyone heating car help.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1088 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Drive Belt Tensioner - Bellevue, Washington
Theodore diagnosed and fixed a problem with my tensioner and belt that multiple other mechanics missed. Great communication and service. Highly recommend!
Ford Taurus - Drive Belt Tensioner - Redmond, Washington
Fast and friendly service, very helpful. Helped me with coolant and also put air in my tires. He came and got the job done without taking super long. Would defiantly recommend.

Mazyar

6 years of experience
121 reviews
Mazyar
6 years of experience
Ford Fusion - Drive Belt Tensioner - Decatur, Georgia
Mazyar is the best mechanic I have had! I’ve had a lot. What makes him so special is the fact that he did the job right! He didn’t cause problems and was completely honest with me. His 50 point inspection revealed all issues that I needed to fix and I knew that he was the one I wanted to do it. His is very nice and courteous and very funny! He is also very timely and got the job done within the expected amount of time. You won’t go wrong trusting him with your car.
Chevrolet Express 1500 - Drive Belt Tensioner - Atlanta, Georgia
Got the job done right, great guy. Showed me exactly what was wrong and took time to explain everything. 10 stars

Steffon

9 years of experience
7 reviews
Steffon
9 years of experience
Honda Element - Drive Belt Tensioner - Pikesville, Maryland
Top notch service from Steffon. He went the extra mile to make sure the correct parts were installed. Apparently, the home office thought my car has A/C (it doesn't), and ordered the wrong sized drive belt. Steffon drove to several different parts stores to ensure the job was done before Monday, when I needed the car for work.

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