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How difficult is it to replace power steering bracket?

My power steering belt fell off last week and when My uncle and I went to replace it this last weekend when we realized the power steering bracket
had broke in two and that is why the belt came off... My uncle figured one of the bolts worked itself loose and time and bumps caused the damage. Well... their is a guy in town who specializes in Suzukis who told my uncle I am looking at 3 hours of labor and the cost of bracket and new belt. I say we can just try it ourselves... the guy told my uncle you have to darn near drop the engine.. I cant see why... has anyone had any experience with this and how long should it take to fix it???

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You are being lied to. easy fix.avoid this mechanic purchase a new bracket or get one much cheaper at a auto scrap yard (you must remove yourself) . you can go on youtube type in year,make and model/replace power steering bracket. you will see a step by step video to do it yourself. good luck.

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SOURCE: What bolts do I need to loosen for replacing the

that would be your drive belt, you shouldnt have to loosen any bolt. There should be a belt tensioner. it looks like a pulley. which is round, looks the the pulley that runs around the ac, power steering and all that, it should be about a 13mm, take it and push it barly, it should loosen up the belt for u to replace!!! any questions feel free to ask me!!

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