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Oct 13, 5:07pm - #299467 
serpentine belt replacement

I just called my dealer to ask for a price quote for the serpentine belt replacement.
They quoted me at $135.64 including labor. Is that a good price? Should I call around to see if other shops can do it for cheaper, or just go with the dealership?

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Oct 13, 6:49pm - #299468 
Do it yourself.

Takes like ten minutes.


Don't see how it could cost that much since all they have to do is route it and pull the tensioner back.


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Oct 13, 7:41pm - #299469 
The belt should be about $50 & do it yourself, its easy. thumbsup

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Oct 13, 8:04pm - #299470 
I'll do it my self. I'll let you guys know how it went.Thanks for the advice.


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Oct 13, 8:10pm - #299471 
The trick is to put a wrench on the control arm of the belt tensioner, pull towards the front of the car & the tensioner will give up enough slack to slip the belt off. thumbsup

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Oct 13, 9:10pm - #299472 
isn't there a TSB for it?!?!


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Oct 13, 10:16pm - #299473 
^^ do you mean the squeaky belt? i brought mine to the dealer and showed them the TSB and replaced it for free thumbsup

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/tsb2/TSB_Belt_Tensioner.pdf

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Oct 14, 1:10pm - #299474 
i was quoted 200$ why are yu replacing you belt?

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Oct 14, 9:37pm - #299475 
The Belt Tensioner will be replaced for free but the Belt itself they will charge you.


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Oct 15, 9:43am - #299476 
Originally Posted by WaWaWAGTS
i was quoted 200$ why are yu replacing you belt?


Cause I noticed that the belt was cracked all over the place.

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Oct 15, 1:38pm - #299477 
Does it sqeak?

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Oct 16, 10:22am - #299478 
mine clicks, so i'm in the process of trying to get mine fixed. what will happen if you drive with it if the tensioner is bad? mine is a 2000 so they said they wont cover anything and i have to pay for the belt, the tensionor and the labor.. i know the belt isnt hard to do, but what about the tensioner?

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Oct 16, 11:59am - #299479 
I drove around with a bad tensioner for about 2 weeks and nothing bad happened, it was just annoying because of the nasty sound it would make.


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Oct 17, 7:29am - #299480 
The cracks are no big deal. I have one that has 200,000KM on it, its cracked everywhere & it still works fine. thumbsup

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Oct 17, 10:31am - #299481 
get a gatorback belt thumbsup

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