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Q: alternator belt broke

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alternator belt broke off and power the power steering is out. Would like to know approximate cost to repair

A: The alternator belt is about $100 to get re...

The alternator belt is about $100 to get replaced; you can build a quote for your Taurus here.

I would recommend having an inspection performed on your power steering system for a proper diagnosis.

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