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l2pdrums Oct 14, 12:07am - #299467 

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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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slidr Oct 14, 1:49am - #299468 

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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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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 14, 2:41am - #299469 
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The belt should be about $50 & do it yourself, its easy. thumbsup
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l2pdrums Oct 14, 3:04am - #299470 

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I'll do it my self. I'll let you guys know how it went.Thanks for the advice.

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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 14, 3:10am - #299471 
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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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Mp3Supply Oct 14, 4:10am - #299472 

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isn't there a TSB for it?!?!

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verano Oct 14, 5:16am - #299473 

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^^ 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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WaWaWAGTS Oct 14, 8:10pm - #299474 
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i was quoted 200$ why are yu replacing you belt?
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Chelica815 Oct 15, 4:37am - #299475 
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The Belt Tensioner will be replaced for free but the Belt itself they will charge you.

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l2pdrums Oct 15, 4:43pm - #299476 

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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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sxyimports125 Oct 15, 8:38pm - #299477 

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Does it sqeak?
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vondutchguy Oct 16, 5:22pm - #299478 

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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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Chelica815 Oct 16, 6:59pm - #299479 
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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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Haulin_A_Doo Oct 17, 2:29pm - #299480 
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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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grcelica Oct 17, 5:31pm - #299481 

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get a gatorback belt thumbsup
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