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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
2009 Scion tC $211 $141.20 $70.00 15% $248.70
2010 Kia Forte Koup $195 $117.67 $77.00 17% $235.92
2003 Bentley Azure $214 $143.97 $70.00 14% $251.47
2014 Acura TL $189 $119.22 $70.00 16% $226.72
2006 BMW 550i $224 $147.12 $77.00 15% $265.37
2014 Maserati Ghibli $231 $160.80 $70.00 13% $268.30

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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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James

23 years of experience
32 reviews
James
23 years of experience
James was prompt, extremely knowledgeable, and quick to get the job done. Answered my questions and was good enough to show me what the issue was firsthand as well as how the part worked. Would definitely choose him as a mechanic again!
2014 FORD EXPLORER - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Dan

36 years of experience
611 reviews
Dan
36 years of experience
Dan showed up on time then got right to work and finished the job quickly. Vehicle runs great and no more Power Steering whine! Dan knows what he is doing!! I would be happy to hire him again to take care of any of my vehicles!!!
2009 VOLKSWAGEN ROUTAN - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - BUFORD, GEORGIA

Chris

19 years of experience
1240 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Chris was on time and very professional, courteous and quickly finished the job.
2010 BMW 328I - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER - TUSTIN, CALIFORNIA

Lee

35 years of experience
21 reviews
Lee
35 years of experience
Great mechanic, would use again
2013 HYUNDAI SONATA - DRIVE BELT TENSIONER REPLACEMENT - GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA

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