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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.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2012 Jeep Compass $84.00 $51.06 $135 $180.06 24%
2010 Toyota Sequoia $105.00 $92.38 $197 $253.63 22%
2008 Saturn Astra $70.00 $165.58 $236 $273.08 13%
2011 Scion xB $70.00 $380.38 $450 $487.88 7%
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan $70.00 $82.78 $153 $190.28 19%
2006 Lexus LX470 $189.00 $60.43 $249 $350.68 28%
2003 Audi A6 Quattro $252.00 $100.73 $353 $487.73 27%
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 $133.00 $130.78 $264 $335.03 21%
2002 Porsche Boxster $329.00 $57.29 $386 $562.54 31%
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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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Recent Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement reviews

Peter

39 years of experience
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Peter
39 years of experience
Peter is nice and full of experience. He diagnosed my car noise problems immediately and get it fixed easily. He removed unnecessary parts I ordered and explain me the reason concisely, showed me how engine works and guide me to the right place for the muffler issue. All of the helpfullness makes me feel reliable and appreciated. Thanks Peter.
2005 DODGE STRATUS - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER REPLACEMENT - AVONDALE, AZ

Grzegorz

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Grzegorz
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Greg is a nice guy and knowledgeable. He replaced my OFH/OFCH gasket and belt tensioner on my BMW X6.
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Allen

32 years of experience
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Allen
32 years of experience
The guy was awesome and honest. He will tell you what is wrong, ways to fix it, and tips. He was early to the app interment and did a really good job. I will use him again in the future. Oh, and the parts they use are new, higher quality. Can't go wrong with that. this is so much better than driver to a mechanic shop.
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Rod

13 years of experience
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Rod
13 years of experience
Rod did a great job fixing my job, he was on time, courtesy and trustworthy. I would recommend him to any of my family and friends
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