Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in San Jose.

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YourMechanic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service in San Jose

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4.2/5

Number of Reviews

8

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Brikk

17 years of experience
385 reviews
Brikk
17 years of experience
Brikkwas on time .did a great job.highly recommend him
Went well.but had to call back because of a problem with tension pulleuy

Chris

19 years of experience
407 reviews
Chris
19 years of experience
Just as my prior experience Brian was great he was on time and finished quickly and gave me a nice future quote for something else that I might consider. Really really happy with the service and Chris was awesome.
Chris was very polite and very professional.

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Always on time, knowledgable and helpful.
He was great and very reassuring

Robert

31 years of experience
190 reviews
Robert
31 years of experience
Robert is the best mechanic we have ever used. He diagnosed a problem dealers mechanics couldn't in Houston. We finally feel safe in the car.

Amor

42 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
42 years of experience
Excellent as usual.

Kenny

27 years of experience
91 reviews
Kenny
27 years of experience

Erick

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
9 years of experience

Pardeep

20 years of experience
620 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Great mechanic. Very quickly identified my issue underlying some weird symptoms. I wish the pricing methodology had been clearer, though. I was quoted for a service that ended up being unnecessary (belt tensioner replacement), and I'm unsure if I was charged for the labor anyway.

Tom

41 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
41 years of experience
Tom was on time for the appointment and very friendly. He arrived with everything that he needed with the exception of a couple parts that were later discovered to be needed. Even then, instead of rescheduling the appointment, he was able to get the parts a couple hours later and returned to finish the job. I am very pleased with Toms work and expertise in Volkswagen models. He made sure that my expectations were satisfied and that I was happy with the overall work. Tom is a very honest guy and will work with you to make you happy. He has turned my previous views about YourMechanic around and I will be using Tom from now on to work on my car. Thank you again!!

Mark

10 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
10 years of experience
professional, and courteous.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in San Jose?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Mazda B2300 $134 $53.69 $79.99 17% $161.19
2014 Honda Pilot $369 $288.75 $79.99 6% $396.25
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 $135 $55.17 $79.99 16% $162.67
2012 BMW 650i xDrive $404 $228.46 $175.97 13% $464.96
2008 BMW 328xi $302 $157.61 $143.98 14% $351.11
2006 Ford Mustang $162 $82.03 $79.99 14% $189.53

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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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