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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 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $133 $41.82 $91.00 26% $181.57
2008 Subaru Legacy $117 $46.68 $70.00 24% $154.18
2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti $120 $50.38 $70.00 23% $157.88
2012 Subaru Legacy $84 $14.09 $70.00 30% $121.59
2008 Toyota Prius $143 $58.77 $84.00 23% $187.77
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty $91 $21.03 $70.00 29% $128.53
2006 Toyota Solara $125 $55.18 $70.00 23% $162.68
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 $133 $34.73 $98.00 28% $185.23
2005 BMW 760Li $156 $85.78 $70.00 19% $193.28
2005 Mercedes-Benz G500 $209 $40.85 $168.00 30% $298.85
2005 BMW 320i $106 $36.20 $70.00 26% $143.70
2003 Lincoln Town Car $91 $21.03 $70.00 29% $128.53
2009 BMW X6 $99 $28.88 $70.00 27% $136.38
2007 Ford Mustang $91 $21.03 $70.00 29% $128.53
2012 Porsche 911 $165 $95.06 $70.00 18% $202.56
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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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Travis

8 years of experience
22 reviews
Travis
8 years of experience
Travis is professional, courteous, friendly, kind & empathetic. Additionally, I presume responsive when he isn't busy working on someone's vehicle. However, I will be honest about this entire process. A close, very close friend of mines was dying & I wasn't able to be there because Travis was late to my appointment. I told him I wouldn't mention this, but I'm so emotional right now & feel it is all necessary. It begins to drizzle & Travis did not complete the work, leaving a service I had paid for undone & parts loose under my vehicle. I called, he was empathetic, he is very knowledgeable in his craft.
2010 MERCEDES-BENZ C300 - IDLER PULLEY - DALLAS, TEXAS

Jamahl

16 years of experience
555 reviews
Jamahl
16 years of experience
Excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable. A great guy and solved my problem quickly and efficiently. Thank you, Jamahl!
2006 SUZUKI AERIO - IDLER PULLEY - KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA

Justin

4 years of experience
29 reviews
Justin
4 years of experience
I had a wonderful experience! Justin took the time to explain what was actually going on with the car and worked extremely fast. It was my first time using YourMechanic.com and Justin definitely left a good impression!!
2005 NISSAN ALTIMA - IDLER PULLEY - HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA

Dellano

14 years of experience
145 reviews
Dellano
14 years of experience
Dellano made sure I was well-informed regarding my service appointment. He communicated early and often, which is something that's important for an online service like this. Thank you!
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA - IDLER PULLEY - BOWIE, MARYLAND

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