Tensioner, fan belt and alternator repair


Asked by Mar 19, 2014 at 08:36 AM about the 2002 Kia Sedona LX

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

The fan belt began squeeking - we took it in to our local garage for repair only to be told by the mechanic we needed a new tensioner pulley as well costing us all in £221. A further phone call arrived later telling us the alternator had also gone and would need to be replaced bringing the cost of repair up to £380 all in.. Does this sound right or reasonable to you folks out there?

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Tom Demyan

Sounds about right, based on your info. The mechanic took the cheapest way to eliminate the squeak and replaced the pulley, as it might have been on it's way out. Putting it all back together, the squeak was probably still there and they found the alt. bearing to be making the noise. Just an educated guess on my part. As far as fair on the cost, I can't comment.

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