1998 Ford Escort Q&A

1998 Ford Escort Question: What's fair cost to fix power steering drive belt?

How difficult is this job? Can a home mechanic do it, or is this major like the engine drive belt? Will I damage car by driving to a garage about 8 miles away? -
Answer 1
Not a big job...it has 1 belt that drives everything...Alternator, P/S pump, and A/C Compressor if equipped. If the belt is broken you should not drive car. -
Answer 2
you should be able to get that done for approx 120.00 at any repair shop. not worth your knuckles -
Answer 3
It should cost no more than $160...easy job...you need a car mechanic with car tools,not a home mechanic with house tools...if the belt is off or broken, you cannot drive it, otherwise it should be ok to drive to a garage...if off or broken, tow or get a mobile mechanic. -