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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
2008 Mercury Mariner $86 $16.07 $70.00 30% $123.57
2003 Nissan Pathfinder $118 $48.21 $70.00 24% $155.71
2007 Pontiac G6 $93 $23.04 $70.00 28% $130.54
2009 Land Rover LR3 $83 $13.21 $70.00 31% $120.71
2013 Acura TSX $109 $32.14 $77.00 27% $150.39
2006 Jaguar X-Type $132 $61.77 $70.00 22% $169.27
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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

9 years of experience
276 reviews
Torrieanto
9 years of experience
Torrieantos came and completed the job within a half hr. This was my 2nd time dealing with him and both experiences were excellent. I would definitely recommend Tre!
2007 FORD MUSTANG - IDLER PULLEY - SAINT PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Dario

6 years of experience
58 reviews
Dario
6 years of experience
Great guy. Came right on time. Very helpful. Showed us the problems. Helped to fix 2 problems rather than one.
2008 MERCEDES-BENZ E350 - IDLER PULLEY - JONESBORO, GEORGIA

Patrick

12 years of experience
254 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
I totally enjoyed Islam!! Although I had entered some wrong information about my vehicle, he never got upset. Instead, he was very understanding and helped me correct my mistakes. He changed the idler pulley and the serpentine belt at a record pace and was very professional. He even arrived a little early. I recommend Islam to all using this service.
2000 GMC YUKON - IDLER PULLEY - RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Daniel

18 years of experience
121 reviews
Daniel
18 years of experience
Great service in a timely manner. He was thorough in his inspection and gave us quick recommendation for repair and service
2014 HONDA CIVIC - IDLER PULLEY - RICHMOND, TEXAS

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