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gypsyboy

how much to change a tensioner for power steering/fan belt?

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hello does anyone know how much i will be looking at?

mine has just gone and i have no steering(very stiff) and my belt is loose.

passat 2002 tdi 130bhp

cheers

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If you're a bit handy why not have a go yourself?

Then its only the cost of the tensioner/belt.

The car would have to be put into the service position to give you a bit of room - that really needs a garage or decent flatish drive. 2 hours

Changing the tensioner/belt - depending on what you find 30-60 mins off the top of my head.

Main dealers would be looking for I would guess 2-3 hours labour - £220-330 minimum just on labour alone.

But then I might be wrong - especially if the dealer has 'a deal on'!

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Parts aside, it takes 15-20 minutes to change it the actual tensioner and belt - it's a bit of a PITA to get off with the engine in situ, esp in the B5.5 Passat. You'll pay a minimum of 30 minutes labour though.

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thanks for your replies.

do you not have to take off the front bumper?

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No you don't. We're talking a alternator/power steering pump belt and tensioner here.

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