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How much does Idler Pulley 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
2006 Buick LaCrosse $92 $21.85 $70.00 28% $129.35
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 $121 $30.30 $91.00 28% $170.05
2007 Chrysler Sebring $86 $15.79 $70.00 30% $123.29
2009 BMW X6 $97 $27.29 $70.00 27% $134.79
2014 BMW X5 $147 $76.68 $70.00 20% $184.18
2008 Ford Mustang $93 $23.47 $70.00 28% $130.97
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Idler Pulley Replacement Service

What is the Idler Pulley all about?

An idler pulley is responsible for guiding and maintaining tension with the drive belt. The drive belt (also called the serpentine belt) connects the engine to various components of the vehicle (such as the air conditioning, power steering, and alternator). Power is transferred from the engine to these systems via the drive belt. The belt is held in place by the idler pulley, which keeps the tension on the drive belt and guides it.

Keep in mind:

When an idler pulley is replaced, it’s a good idea to replace the drive belt as well.

How it's done:

  • Inspect engine for noises
  • Inspect the drive belts
  • Spin the pulley
  • Replace the pulleys if found bad
  • Check for proper operations of the belt

Our recommendation:

Any time that drive belt maintenance is performed on your vehicle, the idler pulley should be examined. Idler pulleys usually wear out with time, so it is a safe precautionary procedure to have your idler pulley replaced during any drive belt servicing.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Idler Pulley?

  • Noises from the engine
  • Warning lights are on
  • Loss of power steering
  • Car is overheating

How important is this service?

The idler pulley is responsible for keeping your drive belt aligned, and for maintaining the tension in the drive belt. The drive belt is used to transfer power from the engine to the alternator, power steering, and air conditioning, among other systems. If the driver pulley starts to degrade, the drive belt will be less efficient, and your vehicle will be liable to overheat or run poorly. If the idler pulley fully breaks, the drive belt will no longer work at all, and your car won’t run.

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Average Rating

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Number of Reviews

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Kenneth

17 years of experience
335 reviews
Kenneth
17 years of experience
Excellent service!! Best knowledgeable, honest, professional mechanic in LA. Kenneth went far and beyond to help solve problem with my BMW.
2002 BMW 540I - IDLER PULLEY - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Matthew

30 years of experience
268 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Arrived on time, selected his tools and never stopped till he was finished with the job. Even allowed me to hang-out with him SOME while he worked.
2004 TOYOTA COROLLA - IDLER PULLEY - NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Jesus

11 years of experience
9 reviews
Jesus
11 years of experience
My car had a busted fan belt, so I thought. So I made an appointment to have it replaced by a mechanic from YourMechanic.com. Jesus Ramirez was my mechanic. He was on time, professional and answered all my questions. He diagnosed the problem was the bad idler pulley and so ordered additional parts. he got the problem fixed and car going again. He pointed out the leak from the power steering reservoir probably caused the pulley to go bad.
2000 BMW 323I - IDLER PULLEY - CHINO, CALIFORNIA

Tyrone

8 years of experience
365 reviews
Tyrone
8 years of experience
Great service as always. Tyrone is my go-to mechanic. Always honest & upfront about when I can hold off on something & when I need it now.
2009 NISSAN MURANO - IDLER PULLEY - FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA

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