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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
2004 Mitsubishi Galant $136 $56.39 $79.99 16% $163.89
2005 Toyota Matrix $93 $12.93 $79.99 22% $120.43
2005 Dodge Magnum $122 $42.03 $79.99 18% $149.53
2009 BMW 650i $153 $65.17 $87.98 16% $183.42
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 $170 $33.85 $135.98 21% $216.60
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $118 $37.62 $79.99 18% $145.12

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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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Number of Reviews

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Torrieanto

10 years of experience
473 reviews
Torrieanto
10 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - Idler Pulley - Clearwater, Florida
Torrieanto goes above and beyond what is expected when it comes to repair work on my vehicle. He is always professional and courteous. He takes the time to ensure I understand the work being performed and shows me every aspect of the vehicle and components involved both before and after his repair work is complete. It's always a pleasure doing business with Torrieanto and that is why I request him specifically for all my service calls with YourMechanic.
Chevrolet Impala - Idler Pulley - Clearwater, Florida
This was my first service with YourMechanic and having Torrieanto as my mechanic today made a great first impression. Torrieanto was polite, professional and very easy to deal with. He made me feel comfortable discussing my concerns with my car's performance and my "self-diagnosis" of the issue. Most mechanics I have dealt with prefer to wave me off and let me know that they are the pro. Following his overview of my vehicle's performance he gave me a summary of his findings, made sure I understood, agreed with and was comfortable with the work he recommended and was going to perform. He even told me he was going to do his best to keep my cost below my expectations. (WOW!) Again, most mechanics take advantage of our lack of knowledge often changing unneccesary parts therefore earning more in labor and leaving us with a larger bill than necessary. His attitude was truly refreshing! Upon completion, Torrieanto showed me exactly what part was removed, pointed out my newly installed idler pulley and politely answered the few questions I expressed regarding my concerns about the "what-ifs" of my possibly delaying this sort of repair. He was beyond polite! He kept a clean workspace and treated me and my vehicle with respect. I will definitely request Torrieanto specifically when I need my vehicle services in the future. Thank you YourMechanic and thank you Torrieanto!

Bobby

25 years of experience
25 reviews
Bobby
25 years of experience
Ford Focus - Idler Pulley - Charlotte, North Carolina
Bobby showed up on time and was very straight forward with no gimmicks. Everything was done in a very timely and I will definitely recommend to my friends and families in the future!

Richard

9 years of experience
446 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 - Idler Pulley - Humble, Texas
Richard came early to the appointment but politely waited for me to arrive back home. He was very professional and explained everything he was doing. He noticed that what I was told by another mechanic that I needed, I didn't need (which was a more expensive part). He then proceeded to put on the parts I needed and noticed that the place to put them was incorrect. The previous corporate shop that put on my water pump mount the idler pulley in the wrong place! He and his master mechanic researched the schematics for an hour to find out what was going on. I highly recommend Your Mechanic to anyone who is looking for someone honest and who actually helps you! All the pictures and conversations were recorded and I have that to take this corporate box store to court for messing up my car in the first place!!!

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Lexus ES350 - Idler Pulley - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Nate was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. He inspected my car verified the issue, and explained the process. I would highly recommend his services.

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