Mercedes Serpentine Belt Repair Plano Richardson Allen McKinney TX
If you need to find Mercedes-Benz Serpentine Belt repair in Plano, Richardson, Parker, Lucas, Allen, McKinney, Fairview, Frisco, The Colony, and all surrounding areas call the pros at Linear Automotive. The Mercedes serpentine belt recommended maintenance replacement is about every 60K to 90K miles. We use recommended factory OEM parts and fluids for repairs and Mercedes service in Plano.
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The serpentine belt derives its name from the peculiar winding of the belt through a series of pulleys that resembles a snake shape. Each Mercedes has a different configuration for the belt, which may be found under the hood stamped into the engine compartment near the belt location. This belt is responsible for supplying the mechanical energy to the accessories. One accessory that it typically drives is the water pump which supplies coolant to the engine. It also supplies energy to the power steering pump which provides the easy movement in the steering. The alternator also receives its energy from the serpentine belt supplying the battery with charging energy. The air conditioner compressor is driven by the serpentine belt to cool your Mercedes-Benz.
If a Mercedes belt breaks prematurely, it may leave you stranded. The worst symptom is overheating of the engine where you must pull to the side of the road to prevent an engine meltdown. Other symptoms include difficult steering, like driving without power steering in an older vehicle. The alternator won’t be charging up your battery and cannot support the interior accessories, and the A/C won’t run. However, the overheating and power steering are both going to cause the Mercedes to be parked and towed. Linear Automotive can help in this situation. Just give us a call and we can set up a rental car and have it ready while we repair your Mercedes-Benz model.
Warnings may include squealing noises from under the hood from the serpentine belt slipping due to a very smooth surface or even oil or coolant that may have dropped onto the belt surface. When the belts are examined during maintenance they are inspected for chipping, cracking and a shiny surface. Mercedes serpentine belts can sometimes get too loose and the tensioner may fail. From age and weather, they can also become hardened and not grip the pulley correctly. When it comes to the belts, prevention is the key. It is important to replace the serpentine belt while you are in for the maintenance servicing to help prevent problems later on. If the serpentine belt were to break you may see a multitude of dash warning lights all coming on at about the same time when the overheating occurs.
The purpose of a Mercedes hydraulic tensioner is to provide proper continuous pressure to the serpentine belt so that is doesn’t slip and moves smoothly around all the pulleys. The tensioner also keeps the belt more quiet and running efficiently, since without it on older vehicles, the belt would make a lot more noises when it is beginning to fail. Sometimes the hydraulic tensioner bearings may wear and leak, which would cause a dry bearing sound. The crankshaft spins about 3000 rpm, which would make the tensioner about half the size spin at about 6000 rpm. It’s best to go ahead and replace the tensioner at the same time the serpentine belt is replaced since it tends to break down at nearly the same time.
If you are trying to diagnose Mercedes serpentine pulley problems yourself, you may find an auto stethoscope helpful. It will allow you to listen to each pulley. Any of the pulley bearings could be defective, so listening to each one for dry bearing noises, dry whirring sounds or even rumbling will help indicate a defective pulley bearing, which will need to be replaced. Be careful to keep the stethoscope tubing away from any moving mechanical parts. Linear Automotive, your Mercedes-Benz specialists, are knowledgeable and skilled in the maintenance of your vehicle. We can service your serpentine belt and hydraulic tensioner properly and have you back on the road quickly. Our certified technicians are highly capable to provide the preventative maintenance, services and repairs for your Mercedes. Give us a call when you need affordable Mercedes serpentine belt and tensioner repair and service in Plano, Parker, Lucas, Richardson, Allen, Fairview, McKinney, Frisco, The Colony, and all surrounding areas in North Texas.
Mercedes Serpentine Belt Repair Service
If your Mercedes serpentine belt needs to be replaced give Linear Automotive a call and we will be glad to schedule an appointment. Our certified mechanics help people who need Mercedes Serpentine Belt Repair in Plano, Richardson, Allen, McKinney, Frisco, The Colony, and all surrounding areas in North Texas.
Call us at 972-633-2201