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Nissan Sentra Serpentine Belt Replacement

A serpentine belt is a modern drive belt or fan belt, and replacing it is a quick service with a cost that varies depending on your car.

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Nissan Sentra Serpentine Belt Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Nissan Sentra Serpentine Belt Replacement is $143. 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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1994 Nissan Sentra 1.6L L4 SE
76,000 miles
Lili G  • 
August 26, 2020 9:34 PM  • 
Canoga Park CA 91303
$125
4.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
2018 Nissan Sentra
6,000 miles
Monique P  • 
August 25, 2020 8:01 PM  • 
Vallejo CA 94590
$155
1.60  hrs
1.00  hrs
2012 Nissan Sentra
140,000 miles
Taryn T  • 
August 3, 2020 2:00 AM  • 
North Highlands CA 95660
$198
3.70  hrs
1.70  hrs
2017 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4 SL
102,058 miles
Jacob M  • 
August 1, 2020 3:13 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95814
$170
1.50  hrs
1.20  hrs
2011 Nissan Sentra
109,000 miles
Rocquel A  • 
July 18, 2020 8:54 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85019
$165
3.30  hrs
1.60  hrs
2019 Nissan Sentra
33,000 miles
Carol G  • 
July 5, 2020 11:42 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89121
$155
2.90  hrs
0.90  hrs
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
125,514 miles
Renee V  • 
July 2, 2020 8:01 PM  • 
Tucson AZ 85711
$155
2.10  hrs
1.50  hrs
2002 Nissan Sentra 2.5L L4 SE-R Spec V
191,000 miles
Hugo R  • 
June 18, 2020 3:31 PM  • 
Anaheim CA 92804
$100
1.90  hrs
0.80  hrs
2002 Nissan Sentra 2.5L L4 SE-R Spec V
191,000 miles
Hugo R  • 
June 18, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Anaheim CA 92804
$100
4.60  hrs
0.70  hrs
2012 Nissan Sentra
150,000 miles
Yajaira S  • 
June 14, 2020 3:41 PM  • 
San Ysidro CA 92173
$191
1.40  hrs
1.80  hrs
2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0L L4
127,000 miles
John F  • 
June 9, 2020 9:08 AM  • 
North Hollywood CA 91605
$166
5.10  hrs
1.00  hrs
2002 Nissan Sentra 2.5L L4
191,000 miles
Hugo R  • 
May 14, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Anaheim CA 92804
$100
2.90  hrs
1.00  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
0 miles
Monique M  • 
April 21, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
Chula Vista CA 91911
$163
4.90  hrs
1.20  hrs
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
130,000 miles
Juliana W  • 
April 16, 2020 11:41 AM  • 
Cypress CA 90630
$194
1.60  hrs
0.90  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
90,000 miles
Adriel C  • 
March 31, 2020 9:19 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94134
$181
3.40  hrs
1.30  hrs
2006 Nissan Sentra
100,000 miles
Lynn S  • 
March 10, 2020 4:13 AM  • 
Santee CA 92071
$88
1.70  hrs
1.00  hrs
2006 Nissan Sentra
182,000 miles
Shirley T  • 
February 28, 2020 11:34 PM  • 
Hemet CA 92543
$94
4.70  hrs
0.60  hrs
2011 Nissan Sentra
130,000 miles
Serita R  • 
February 21, 2020 3:30 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90015
$126
5.80  hrs
1.70  hrs
2013 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
100,000 miles
Dante L  • 
February 11, 2020 9:40 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89144
$150
5.20  hrs
1.30  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
69,000 miles
Bipeen A  • 
January 11, 2020 4:26 PM  • 
Citrus Heights CA 95610
$51
3.50  hrs
1.00  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
97,000 miles
Harold T  • 
January 8, 2020 10:46 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95828
$136
4.50  hrs
1.20  hrs
2016 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
103,000 miles
Scott J  • 
January 8, 2020 10:00 AM  • 
Huntington Beach CA 92646
$163
2.70  hrs
0.90  hrs
2007 Nissan Sentra
160,000 miles
Svetlana K  • 
January 1, 2020 6:31 PM  • 
Canoga Park CA 91304
$136
2.70  hrs
1.40  hrs
2013 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
94,000 miles
Demetrius B  • 
December 17, 2019 5:33 PM  • 
Glendale CA 91206
$163
5.70  hrs
1.30  hrs
2013 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
85,000 miles
Mike H  • 
November 24, 2019 1:42 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89102
$129
3.20  hrs
1.10  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra SV
95,000 miles
David M  • 
November 11, 2019 11:30 PM  • 
Victorville CA 92394
$169
3.40  hrs
1.00  hrs
2004 Nissan Sentra S
80,000 miles
Shang pei J  • 
September 3, 2019 1:21 AM  • 
La Puente CA 91746
$98
1.90  hrs
1.10  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra S
45,000 miles
Mari G  • 
July 13, 2019 2:30 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90062
$123
2.30  hrs
1.20  hrs
2017 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4 SL
102,421 miles
Jacob M  • 
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Sacramento CA 95814
$193
3.60  hrs
1.40  hrs
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Sep 11, 2020 3:48 PM
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What is a Serpentine Belt?

Don’t worry, it’s just a name for a car part. Though I’m sure there have been cases of snakes popping out from under the hood.

A serpentine belt is a modern drive belt or fan belt. It’s responsible for transferring rotational force from the engine to different components in the car. You think the alternator magically turns on its own? What about the air conditioning compressor or the power steering? Nope, nope, and nope.

The serpentine belt takes rotational force generated by the engine, and doles it out to those systems. And it does so in a pretty simple manner. The belt is made of rubber, and looks exactly like a belt. It wraps around a series of pulleys, one for each system that it drives. As the belt snakes (hence the name) around all of the pulleys, each system is given the rotational force it needs.

The belt itself is driven by a pulley attached to the crankshaft. So, as the engine works, it turns the crankshaft pulley, which sets the serpentine belt in motion, which turns everything else.

Not all cars have serpentine belts. Some cars have multiple drive belts, with each belt only turning a few pulleys. If a car only has one drive belt, then it’s a serpentine belt.

Unlike traditional drive belts, serpentine belts don’t need to be adjusted, because they automatically do so. And they’re more durable, too. But they can crack and break, and when they do, they’ll need to be replaced.

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Symptoms of a broken Serpentine Belt

Check engine light comes on

Look, I know the check engine light seems so insignificant. Well, it isn't. The check engine warning light is actually pretty important. If your car’s serpentine belt is failing, then systems will stop working, your car’s computers will be alerted, and the check engine light is likely to come on.

Dead battery

Here’s something I don’t need to tell you: If your car won’t turn on, you might have an issue. The serpentine belt is responsible for driving the alternator, which is responsible for charging the battery. If the belt fails, the battery won’t be charged, and eventually, it will run out of juice. Depending on your car, you may see a low battery charge warning light before the battery is fully dead. As previously mentioned, pay attention to those warning lights.

Loss of power steering

The serpentine belt also runs the power steering system on some cars. If you’re driving and turning the steering wheel makes you feel like you haven’t hit the gym in a while, you’ve probably lost your power steering. The serpentine belt can also help power the power braking system in some cars, so if you find it hard to brake, that may be a belt issue as well.

Overheating engine

In many cars, the serpentine belt drives the water pump, which is what gets the coolant in action. If the water pump can’t do its job, you may not have a cooling system, which means your engine is liable to operate at way too high of a temperature. Your car has an engine temperature gauge on the dashboard. I know I sound like a broken record here, but listen to the warning on your dash.

Visibly worn belt

If you don't spend your free time under the hood of your car, no judgement here. But if you do, and you notice that the serpentine belt is rigid, cracked, or ripped at all, then out with the old and in with the new.

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How urgent is a Serpentine Belt replacement?

Depends. Do you want an engine that overheats, a battery that dies, and a lack of power steering?

If you said “yes” to that, we’ve got bigger issues on our hands than your car. But if you said “no”, then you know what to do.

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