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Honda Civic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement

The drive belt tensioner simply keeps the drive belt in place. The cost of replacement depends on the type of car you have.

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Honda Civic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Honda Civic Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement is $291. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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Drop-off
Delivery
Price
2019 Honda Civic 1.5L L4 Turbo LX
33,000 miles
Danaee D  • 
August 26, 2020 4:57 AM  • 
Oakland CA 94607
$261
4.60  hrs
1.60  hrs
2007 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
169,000 miles
Clarke H  • 
July 2, 2020 8:24 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85032
$247
2.10  hrs
1.10  hrs
2006 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
128,000 miles
Brandon G  • 
June 26, 2020 9:11 PM  • 
Pomona CA 91766
$408
5.20  hrs
1.10  hrs
2007 Honda Civic
180,000 miles
Yasmin J  • 
June 13, 2020 6:43 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92154
$269
4.10  hrs
1.50  hrs
2007 Honda Civic
170,000 miles
Gabrielle G  • 
June 13, 2020 6:36 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92154
$269
6.00  hrs
1.20  hrs
2013 Honda Civic 1.8L L4 EX
105,000 miles
James D  • 
June 9, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90027
$335
5.00  hrs
1.50  hrs
2007 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
165,974 miles
Christina B  • 
May 8, 2020 10:03 PM  • 
Pleasanton CA 94566
$280
3.90  hrs
1.40  hrs
2008 Honda Civic
100,000 miles
Daniel M  • 
April 30, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Sun Valley CA 91352
$339
3.20  hrs
2.20  hrs
2008 Honda Civic
100,000 miles
Daniel M  • 
April 21, 2020 8:28 PM  • 
Sun Valley CA 91352
$212
1.80  hrs
0.80  hrs
2011 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
110,000 miles
Alex Y  • 
April 12, 2020 3:38 AM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85034
$260
2.80  hrs
1.50  hrs
2010 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
84,000 miles
Laurie R  • 
April 11, 2020 5:46 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95822
$253
2.20  hrs
1.20  hrs
2017 Honda Civic
90,000 miles
Obed P  • 
March 16, 2020 9:35 AM  • 
Temecula CA 92592
$254
4.50  hrs
1.50  hrs
2006 Honda Civic
160,000 miles
Annette B  • 
March 13, 2020 2:43 PM  • 
Nuevo CA 92567
$342
1.10  hrs
1.30  hrs
2011 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
110,000 miles
James K  • 
February 25, 2020 9:08 PM  • 
Lake Forest CA 92630
$244
2.10  hrs
1.40  hrs
2008 Honda Civic 1.8L L4 LX
133,773 miles
Anisse N  • 
February 24, 2020 4:43 AM  • 
Ontario CA 91762
$257
3.40  hrs
1.10  hrs
2007 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
200,000 miles
Ryan F  • 
February 21, 2020 5:16 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92115
$242
3.40  hrs
1.20  hrs
2008 Honda Civic 1.8L L4
183,000 miles
Julian C  • 
February 10, 2020 10:37 PM  • 
Elk Grove CA 95624
$253
1.40  hrs
1.40  hrs
2005 Honda Civic
147,497 miles
Alisha M  • 
February 7, 2020 4:00 PM  • 
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
$480
4.70  hrs
1.00  hrs
2005 Honda Civic 1.7L L4
213,000 miles
Tony H  • 
February 1, 2020 7:14 PM  • 
Perris CA 92571
$285
1.30  hrs
0.80  hrs
2009 Honda Civic
136,538 miles
Audrey V  • 
January 10, 2020 12:08 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90023
$216
4.40  hrs
0.80  hrs
2010 Honda Civic
110,000 miles
George A  • 
November 29, 2019 3:46 AM  • 
Glendora CA 91740
$253
2.10  hrs
1.40  hrs
2011 Honda Civic
79,000 miles
Vicki K  • 
November 23, 2019 11:38 PM  • 
Aliso Viejo CA 92656
$241
3.30  hrs
1.20  hrs
2008 Honda Civic EX
170,000 miles
Scott W  • 
August 22, 2019 1:00 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90066
$281
3.40  hrs
1.50  hrs
2012 Honda Civic EX
48,000 miles
Mark E  • 
June 29, 2019 11:44 PM  • 
Porter Ranch CA 91326
$246
2.70  hrs
0.90  hrs
2015 Honda Civic EX
50,000 miles
Sabrina S  • 
June 13, 2019 12:00 PM  • 
Riverside CA 92508
$239
4.40  hrs
1.00  hrs
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
93,000 miles
Cristian S  • 
June 3, 2019 12:30 PM  • 
Baldwin Park CA 91706
$424
2.70  hrs
1.50  hrs
2013 Honda Civic 1.8L L4 LX
65,935 miles
Kira W  • 
 • 
Los Angeles CA 90038
$294
5.00  hrs
1.00  hrs
2010 Honda Civic 1.8L L4 EX
93,000 miles
Betty O  • 
 • 
Ontario CA 91761
$438
5.90  hrs
2.00  hrs
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What is a Drive Belt Tensioner?

Let’s start with the basics: Your car’s engine has multiple belts. And yes, the belts kind of look like the ones we wear, except less stylish.

The drive belt tensioner makes sure the drive belt stays in place. Simple, right?

Your car has a drive belt (or drive belts) that is driven off the engine’s crankshaft. When the engine is running, the rotating belt causes accessories, such as the air conditioning compressor and alternator, to turn.

It’s the drive belt tensioner’s job to make sure the belt stays where it needs to be. Imagine using your own belt without running them through the belt loops of your pants…doesn’t work so well, does it?

Since the drive belt or belts impact so many parts of your car, the tensioner subsequently contributes to those parts as well. All this to say, the tensioner is extremely important.

Over time, the drive belt tensioner can wear out, making the drive belts less effective, and causing a domino effect of issues with your car’s electrical components. And when that happens, you know what comes next.

More damage and a higher bill. That’s what.

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Symptoms of a failing Drive Belt Tensioner

Funky noise

You may be familiar with that classic squeal when a car turns on. If this is you, take a peek at your drive belt tensioner to see if that’s the issue. Automatic tensioners may also make a rattling noise when they’re on the way out, kind of like a rattle snake warning you. Finally, a dying tensioner pulley can make a whining noise if the bearing is bad. Those are a lot of noises to listen for, but the lesson is this: If your car is making weird noises, something is probably wrong.

Visibly worn belts

You don’t keep your clothes when they get all raggedy. Or maybe you do. No judgement here. Either way, don’t make your car do the same. When the drive belts become visibly worn, it can be due to a drive belt tensioner. And look, I get it. You’re probably not spending a lot of time under your hood checking out that tensioner, but if you or someone working on your car spots a worn drive belt, that means it’s time to check on the drive belt tensioner.

Warning lights

If your tensioner goes out, and your belt is no longer tight, you may see a myriad of warning lights on the dash. Everything from the check engine light to the battery light may be illuminated. Your temperature gauge may spike, too. All sorts of good stuff, right? Like a wonderful grab bag of indicator lights.

Performance problems

A bad tensioner can cause the drive belt to be loose. When that happens, belt-driven accessories - such as the alternator and water pump - may not work properly. And that may leave you with problems like inoperative A/C and engine overheating. Those aren’t fun problems to have. So, if you notice a drop in performance of some basic elements of your car, that may be the sign of a drive belt tensioner that kicked the bucket.

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How urgent is a Drive Belt Tensioner replacement?

A failed tensioner can prevent your drive belt from working right – and that means important engine-driven accessories won’t be operating properly, either. The end result could mean major engine problems if, for example, your belt-driven water pump is no longer turning. A bad tensioner can leave you stranded, too, if the alternator isn’t being driven.

So, we’re really talking about pay now, or pay way more later. Hopefully that’s a simple enough equation for you to figure out.

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