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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.

Idler Pulley Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Sonata$121$25.78$94.999%$133.28
2010 Honda CR-V$124$29.06$94.999%$136.56
2006 Dodge Caravan$115$19.82$94.999%$127.32
2013 Mercedes-Benz C250$205$33.92$170.989%$227.42
2008 Infiniti FX35$154$58.98$94.997%$166.48
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG$324$96.43$227.978%$354.43

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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Angel

5 years of experience
122 reviews
Angel
5 years of experience
BMW 325i L6-2.5L - Idler Pulley - Upper Marlboro, Maryland
This guy.. Definitely a rare gem in the auto mechanic world. He's on time, detailed, professional, and very courteous. I recommend him to anyone needing car repair work done.

Tony

40 years of experience
12 reviews
Tony
40 years of experience
Chrysler Pacifica V6-3.5L - Idler Pulley - Stockton, California
He was wonderful and went above and beyond he was fast and efficient as well and we want to thank him again for his professional job

Refugio

21 years of experience
109 reviews
Refugio
21 years of experience
Ford Expedition V8-5.4L - Idler Pulley - New Braunfels, Texas
Fast, honest, quality service. There was a part I thought I needed he said it was not needed and took that off my service estimate. Very polite. Thank you very much!

Brent

8 years of experience
58 reviews
Brent
8 years of experience
Nissan Murano V6-3.5L - Idler Pulley - Decatur, Georgia
Brent was very knowledgable and professional about the service. My car it is fixed the problem and I am happy. Thank you Brent Crawley.

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