How much does it cost to replace a car crankshaft pulley?

According to Fixter research, typical crankshaft pulley replacement costs (UK) range from between £88 to £230. The average cost is around £149, including parts and labour.

We’ve found the cost of replacing a crankshaft pulley in most small city and family cars is around £150. The higher end of the price scale tends towards cars with bigger, more powerful engines and higher-end marques.

Can I carry out a crankshaft pulley replacement myself?

Your crankshaft pulley is responsible for distributing power from the crankshaft to other parts of your car (for example, the alternator, air conditioning, and power steering) and also keeping essential engine components running in sync. Without its correct operation, pistons, camshafts, and valves are vulnerable to severe damage. The crankshaft pulley damper also absorbs vibration from your camshaft. The damping rubber protects the rest of the engine from excessive vibrations that, without it, would cause premature wear and tear.

Because of these crucial factors, we recommend that professional mechanics carry out the work to guarantee the correct torques and tensions your engine needs.

What are the crankshaft pulley replacement costs from a dealership compared to Fixter garages?

Operation Vehicle Average Dealer Price Fixter Price Average Saving
Crankshaft pulley replacement Volkswagen Polo £139 £105–£128 £23
Crankshaft pulley replacement Citroen SpaceTourer £211 £171–£209 £21
Crankshaft pulley replacement Audi S4 £173 £141–£172 £17
Crankshaft pulley replacement Fiat Uno £122 £88–£108<