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Driver belt is starting to slip and squel when

I am currently deployed, and am trying to get info and pics needed to help my fiance get the issue repaired. the driver belt is starting to slip and squel when starting. i believe, it may be starting to wear, or the pump may need to be adjusted, again me being in Iraq, i cant help her. but at the same time i dont want her going to a shop and being taken for a fool. please any help would be usefull, thank you

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That's not something she's going to be able to fix,unless she's real mechanically inclined. If you don't trust shop's take it to pep boy's or the dealer. They won't hose you.

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