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

 

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Goldencat, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Mogadore, OH, November 08, 2012, 20:19
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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?

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto November 09, 2012, 06:15
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    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.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13005 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper November 09, 2012, 06:33
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    you should be able to get that done for approx 120.00 at any repair shop. not worth your knuckles

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    your.mechanic November 09, 2012, 09:16
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    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.

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