Bad Pulley


Old 08-29-03, 01:54 PM
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Bad Pulley

My wife has a 1998 Ford Escort. The other day, the serpentine belt snapped. Well, I replaced it that night and the next day it came off again. I took it to a buddy of mine who helped me with it when the belt came off the first time. After a little inspecting, we put the belt back on, started it up to make sure it was seated correctly and the belt walked right off the harmonic pulley. My buddy said he'd do it for me for about $50-$80. Only downfall is; I'll have to wait a week. Is it worth it to wait, or doesn't it cost that much to have a regular mechanic repair?

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Old 08-29-03, 02:41 PM
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Depends how bad you need the car.

At least an hour's labor at a shop, that's 65 bones. Times the cost of the part, etc, you're looking at a $250 repair bill in all honesty.

You could take the bus for a week and wait for him and pocket at least $100. It won't cost you $100 for bus fare for the week

If you need the car, no issue. Cut the shop a check, don't sweat it and it is what it is.

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