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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

569

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David

26 years of experience
142 reviews
David
26 years of experience
Great!
Great service!

Wilson

11 years of experience
280 reviews
Wilson
11 years of experience
Amazing and personable service. I feel like he's my personal mechanic now.

Rusty

21 years of experience
352 reviews
Rusty
21 years of experience
Fantastic Service! Rusty was very professional and friendly. He is very knowledgeable about car repairs in general, and specifically my vehicle. He arrived early and came prepared with the right tools and knowledge to take on the job. As it turned out the repair needed less parts that I purchased, and I will be returning what was not needed and saving even more money. Rusty also completed a thorough inspection of my vehicle, inside and out(he is great with paying attention to the details) and let me know of any trouble areas, along providing quotes for services I intend to schedule in the near future. I could not be happier!

Tabitha

15 years of experience
189 reviews
Tabitha
15 years of experience
Tabitha was prompt, professional, courteous and knowledgeable. She was definitely prepared and competent.

Ben

16 years of experience
114 reviews
Ben
16 years of experience
Ben showed up early, was ready to work and got to work immediately. I did, however, not feel as if he was in a hurry or was trying to just get done with the job. I can confidently say that I will recommend him and look forward to working with him in keeping my E90 running for many, many more miles. Thanks Ben!

Horus

9 years of experience
81 reviews
Horus
9 years of experience
He did an awesome job. Worked hard all day and even fixed something else he noticed was going on. Highly recommend.

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Great service, nice person!

Javier

17 years of experience
32 reviews
Javier
17 years of experience
First time trying YourMechanic services. Highly impressed with over all experience. Javier was on time and performed the full job and also provided information on what else maybe needed to get done on the car. Will use him again. Highly recommended!!

Alex

13 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
Friendly and professional! Would for sure recommend this mechanic.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Prompt, efficient and professional!


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Boulder?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Boulder. Our mechanics in Boulder 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 in Boulder.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Golf $306 $226.48 $79.99 8% $333.98
2005 Mercury Mariner $151 $70.52 $79.99 15% $178.02
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 $162 $82.16 $79.99 14% $189.66
2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 $263 $150.97 $111.98 12% $301.47
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK300 $215 $94.84 $119.98 16% $256.09
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG $269 $181.10 $87.98 10% $299.35

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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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