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Identifying and Replacing Serpentine Belt

I was driving my car and went in my house to grab something real quick. When I came back out, the screen where the mileage is reported was scrolling unfamiliar text. It was saying "engine running in fail-safe mode", "VSC off" , "ASC off" , and other various bad things. Also, the GPS screen was flasihng on and off when I was stopped at stop lights amnd sometimes while driving. I managaed to make it back home quickly and park without the use of my power steering before the car completely died. After talking with my dad, he suggests that the serpentine belt needs to be replaced. Anyone have any other suggestions on what the porblem might be and how I can fix it without getting my car towed?

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Nope, it does sound like the serpentine belt broke.
All you need is a long 15mm wrench to replace it.
The belt from Jaguar is about $90.
It takes about 5 minutes to replace the belt.

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