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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

592

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Joshua

11 years of experience
41 reviews
Joshua
11 years of experience
He was courteous and on time. He even caught another problem that was in the works (faulty water pump) and set up a follow up repair time for that problem. Overall, he did a good job and we're happy with his services!

Honorio

17 years of experience
759 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Great mechanic, has fixed our brakes in the past and fixed a mysterious noise in engine.

Mathew

22 years of experience
93 reviews
Mathew
22 years of experience
Great guy, definitely knows what he is talking about.

Brikk

16 years of experience
373 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
Brikk was great with my little 2002 Corolla! He was on time and went straight to work. Replaced the Drive Belt Tensioner and my car is running quietly once more. He finished the work in less time than anticipated and put air in the tires and checked the brakes. He suggested some things for future thought just to keep my "Lexie", running in top condition. I have already recommended YourMechanic and Brikk to friends. It was a great experience and I will definitely call Brikk again when the time comes to do some additional work.

Brad

21 years of experience
27 reviews
Brad
21 years of experience
Brad was on time and was quite professional about. He explained the problem to me and how he would solve it. He was very thorough on the job he did. I was satisfied with the job and would rate him an A.

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Good

Ruben

12 years of experience
86 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Ruben is very knowledgeable and efficient! He arrived at my house on time and kept me informed throughout the entire service process. He is a skilled and trustworthy mechanic. I highly recommend him for the job!

Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Fast and efficient service. Friendly guy! Thanks Martin.

Horus

9 years of experience
96 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.

Claud

6 years of experience
104 reviews
Claud
6 years of experience
Very professonal and pleasant. He knew his stuff and worked with us well


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Durham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Volkswagen Jetta $274 $145.80 $127.98 13% $317.80
2009 Dodge Journey $157 $77.00 $79.99 14% $184.50
2012 Suzuki SX4 $218 $137.68 $79.99 11% $245.18
2007 Cadillac CTS $166 $86.17 $79.99 14% $193.67
2008 Cadillac STS $166 $86.17 $79.99 14% $193.67
2004 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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