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I went to Monro for oil change and heard I need to replace the serpentine belt. They quoted $135.
after searching internet, I found out that the belt change costs normally ~$70 so went to a Lubeshop near my house. they told me there are two belts (not timing belt), upper one looks ok but lower one needs to be replaced.
But they told me they do not have right tools for the work and told me to other mechanic shop. I thought 2003 odyssey has one belt?
Do I have to go back to Monro to pay $130? or go to other shops?

thanks for replies in advance.
 

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there are 2 serpentine belts. One runs the AC compressor and alternator and has a spring loaded tensioner. The other is a little 4-rib belt that runs the power steering pump. This one is manually tensioned and runs around the motor mount. To replace it, you have to support the engine w/ a floorjack or other means, and remove the motor mount. Neither takes special tools to replace.
 

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Their quote doesn't sound too far off base, with most shop labor rates being around $100 (+/-) an hour and the cost of the one belt being around $40 or so.

Typically both of the accessory drive belts are changed during the 105K major service interal (timing belt/water pump/rollers/tensioners/etc) as they have to be removed anyways in order to get the timing belt cover off.

Like the above poster already said, it doesn't take special tools, so if you have some mechanical ability I wouldn't be afraid to do it yourself. Any competent independent shop can do it as well, and you may well want to change both belts at the same time since that will save you labor. Also have them check the tensioner rollers.
 

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Their quote doesn't sound too far off base, with most shop labor rates being around $100 (+/-) an hour and the cost of the one belt being around $40 or so.

Typically both of the accessory drive belts are changed during the 105K major service interal (timing belt/water pump/rollers/tensioners/etc) as they have to be removed anyways in order to get the timing belt cover off.

Like the above poster already said, it doesn't take special tools, so if you have some mechanical ability I wouldn't be afraid to do it yourself. Any competent independent shop can do it as well, and you may well want to change both belts at the same time since that will save you labor. Also have them check the tensioner You too easily swayed by the average labor prices. The belt I buy from rock auto under 40.00 , 50.00 IS PLENTLY TO INSTALL ONE. A small body and garage is where to find deals. I SEE A LOT OF POSTs JUST CAVE IN TO THIS KIND OF PRICING.THINKING
 

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I'm not familiar with replacing the pully. What about replacing the serpentine belt with a shorter one?
Oh, and Bill- it helps to put your answer AFTER the [/QUOTE]! The Edit command is hiding in the 3 dots in the upper right corner.
 

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It's a replacement pulley bracket you pull the AC compressor out it goes in you got a free spinning pulley on it and the guy said the belt would fit I got it on and it's it's still loose so I don't know maybe there's something else but I'm not seeing anything the opposite side of the tensioner I don't know
 

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It's a replacement pulley bracket you pull the AC compressor out it goes in you got a free spinning pulley on it and the guy said the belt would fit I got it on and it's it's still loose so I don't know maybe there's something else but I'm not seeing anything the opposite side of the tensioner I don't know

Check Post #7 in the thread above, that might help you out.
I had a similar problem, and I tried to install the bypass pulley )bought from AAA) but the shorter length belt did not fit right - so I ended up getting a junkyard compressor off a Pilot and used the original belt. Cost wise it didn't make a difference, as the bypass pulley was the same cost as the junkyard compressor! Hope that helps.
 
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Bypass pulley kit to remove A/C compressor ... I didn't know such a beast existed for the Gen 2 Odysseys.

If the A/C compressor had grenaded and the whole system was wrecked with no hope of cost-effective repair, I'd so the same thing as samiamz did, namely just replace the compressor with a cheap salvage unit.

You could also just replace the compressor pulley bearing and disconnect the compressor, but samiamz's solution seems easiest.

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