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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 Nissan NV3500 $155 $74.56 $79.99 15% $182.06
2016 Ram 1500 $260 $179.78 $79.99 9% $287.28
2013 Kia Forte $235 $147.18 $87.98 11% $265.43
2013 Lexus RX350 $355 $275.41 $79.99 7% $382.91
2014 BMW 535i GT $281 $97.21 $183.97 18% $344.46
2014 Porsche Cayenne $218 $138.06 $79.99 11% $245.56

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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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William

34 years of experience
301 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Ford E-350 Econoline - Drive Belt Tensioner - Phoenix, Arizona
Had a great experience with William. He is honest and speaks good english. Will highly recommend and use again.

Daniel

11 years of experience
21 reviews
Daniel
11 years of experience
Nissan Quest - Drive Belt Tensioner - Chicago, Illinois
I am without words. This mechanic is totally professional, courteous, and awesome. Thank you Daniel. God Bless You.

Levi

9 years of experience
38 reviews
Levi
9 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Drive Belt Tensioner - Norman, Oklahoma
Levi was on time and completed the work in under an hour. He informed me that other parts of of my truck looked good and let me know about my brakes needing maintenance done.

Dellano

18 years of experience
455 reviews
Dellano
18 years of experience
BMW 535xi - Drive Belt Tensioner - Rockville, Maryland
Dellanos is truly a magician he was kind enough to let me watch and learn. He could literally do things with one hand it was amazing I thought at some point he would bring out tennis ball and juggle while he was doing the work but he didnt ..... I learned a lot it it was great

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