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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
2003 Chrysler Sebring $158 $87.58 $70.00 19% $195.08
2006 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $110 $40.20 $70.00 25% $147.70
2008 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $110 $40.20 $70.00 25% $147.70
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD $148 $77.98 $70.00 20% $185.48
2010 Chevrolet Aveo5 $203 $132.58 $70.00 15% $240.08
2014 GMC Savana 3500 $139 $69.12 $70.00 21% $176.62
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser $126 $56.14 $70.00 22% $163.64
2014 BMW X3 $290 $184.58 $105.00 16% $345.83
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $217 $112.11 $105.00 20% $273.36
2014 Audi Q7 $226 $149.48 $77.00 15% $267.73
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $220 $143.09 $77.00 15% $261.34
2010 Lexus GX460 $205 $100.08 $105.00 21% $261.33
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro $350 $188.54 $161.00 19% $435.79
2012 Jaguar XJ $179 $108.67 $70.00 17% $216.17
2003 Jaguar S-Type $345 $274.72 $70.00 9% $382.22
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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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Ralph

30 years of experience
8 reviews
Ralph
30 years of experience
Nice guy , professional , obviously knew what he was doing, looking forward to working with him again in the future.
2002 DODGE DAKOTA - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Peter

39 years of experience
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Peter
39 years of experience
Peter knows his stuff. He is the "go to guy" for My Mechanic and has helped me with past issues when another mechanic messed something up. Highly recommend and will use again.
2005 ACURA MDX - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - GLENDALE, ARIZONA

Deane

7 years of experience
49 reviews
Deane
7 years of experience
Deane arrived on time and finished his work sooner then it was estimated. No chatting, brief self introduction and straight to the business. Seeing how professional and efficient Deane did his work, my roommate is interested to book an appointment with him.
2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Michael

12 years of experience
166 reviews
Michael
12 years of experience
Michael did a great job with replacing the water pump and tensioner. Very professional, on time and communicated well.
2011 FORD F-150 - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA

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