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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Answer #1Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176milesauto November 09, 2012, 09:15Master
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 #2Greg's Orange Auto (15380 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper November 09, 2012, 09:33Master
you should be able to get that done for approx 120.00 at any repair shop. not worth your knuckles
Answer #3your.mechanic November 09, 2012, 12:16Master
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.