V Belt broken on 2002 Imprexa WRX..can I still drive it to a repair shop?
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    V Belt broken on 2002 Imprexa WRX..can I still drive it to a repair shop?

    or should i get a tow truck. Also, anybody know any subaru certified repair shops near downtown LA? I can only find a dealership in glendale, which is 10 miles away. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewdiggity View Post
    or should i get a tow truck.
    NEVER, ever tow the car. Flatbed only. See manual.

    Also, anybody know any subaru certified repair shops near downtown LA? I can only find a dealership in glendale, which is 10 miles away. Thanks.
    I don't know what a certified repair shop is actually. Almost any shop can replace a belt; just make sure you use an authentic part or it might be noisy, squeaky etc. Also, don't let them push the hood shut; make them drop it only.
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    Which belt is it?

    They're pretty easy to replace on ones own, basic tools are all that is required.
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    There are two belts - one attaches three places (in a triangle) - crank, AC compressor, and another pulley for tension. If this one has gone, you're safe to drive. The other belt's loss means the loss of, among other things, your alternator, power steering - don't even turn the car on for the sake of the battery.

    Very simple job to do yourself - you'll save a lot of money on flatbed expenses.
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