Cost to replace a Harmonic Balancer and serpentine belt in a 2001 Lexus GS300.

Asked by Jan 06, 2016 at 03:12 PM about the 2001 Lexus GS 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car was making a loud screeching noise when I tried to turn my steering wheel.  It did this a number of times.  I was told that I needed to replace the Harmonic Balancer and belt.  Not sure if they were talking about a serpentine belt or some other belt.  Total repairs including labor cost $954.00.  I called Lexus to get an estimate because I thought that was pretty pricey coming from a non-dealer repair shop.  Lexus charges about the same.  I contacted another mechanic and he said $600 to replace the Harmonic Balancer; however, he said nothing about the belt.  I've checked several sights that talk about replacement/repair and most seem to say this shouldn't cost that much to replace.  Just tired of getting ripped off by these mechanics.  If your labor charge is high, just say that, but don't over charge me for a part that you got  for less than $100 and try to charge me triple the price of that.

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I looked up some prices from on line stores I use. The crankshaft pulley,(harmonic balancer) is like $500...The belt tensioner can run up to like $130 which is probably the problem, and the serpentine belt runs up to $50. Other pulleys as idler pulleys are reasonable if they are bad, I would definitely make sure that harmonic balancer is bad. They normally do not go bad. I would suggest the belt tensioner and a new belt. Never the less it all needs to be inspected. If you are anywhere by the U.P. of Michigan, I would be glad to do it.

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I'm in MD, but thanks anyway.

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