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| Originally posted by drz328i@May 12 2005, 08:38 PM |
THe terms you are using are awfully ambiguous. First of all: the "something" you have to replace, are you talking about the fan belts? I wouldn't take it to a mechanic for that. The one and two belts are very likely the drive belt (drives alternator and water pump, which explains the coolant boiling and overflowing) and the air conditioning belt. I would do this myself or find a buddy of mine that could do it. Replacing the fan belts is very simple. That was the first thing I ever did on my car. If you don't feel capable of doing it, I still suggets you only get the drive belt put in. The car will do fine without the A/C belt if it happens to break. THen find a friend that can help you replace the A/C belt. The cost of belts is under $100, and labor cannot be over one hour. Even replacing both belts should be well under $285, which is why I suspect your mechanic is either ripping you off or found something else that we don't know about yet.
Come back with more info. We'll help.
Oh, and welcome to the forums.
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