2005 Honda Accord Q&A

2005 Honda Accord Question: When should the Tensioner Pulley and Serpentine Belt be replaced?

I took my 2005 Honda Accord EX 4D 4cyl. to Midas for a routine oil change and tire rotation plus a free inspection and the mechanic said that I should get the Tensioner Pulley and Serpentine Belt replaced. The pulley is worn (a little rough with streaks of black from the belt but not bad) but there are not sounds or anything that tells me it is performing less than a brand new one. The belt they said is cracked in several areas, but since my car is 2005 I thought it should be made of EPDM and crack-proof. Should I get these things replaced for their estimate of $236.32 including parts and labor? Thanks! -
Answer 1
if the tensioner has tension...just change the belt -
Comment 1
How would I know if the tensioner has tension? I don't know much about cars... -
Answer 2
Pulley can be cleaned by a competent mechanic (that 'residue' is normal on those) the belt is usually replaced at about 105K. GET REFERENCES to a BETTER shop. -
Comment 1
Alright, thanks for the advice! -
Comment 2
Best of luck , thanks for the replies! -
Comment 3
Thank you! -
Comment 4
if the belt isnt sqealing or loose I wouldnt worry about it -
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