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Alternator belt broke the general cost to have repaired

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Most shops charge about 100 bucks including the part. Best have them do it so they can determine if it just broke on its own or you have another issue that caused it to brake

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80 bucks I would go to the backyard type of mechanic.. I know I know it might sound like jeesh these second hand people but at times like these you got to save every penny. just always stay watching him.. that way he will know not to pull sum hinky dinky poop

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Hello sunshineyes2 and thank you for asking your question here on fixya.com.

I have actually written a general information article that will walk you through the general process of changing the fan belt on your
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