Drive belts, Mazda 1996 Protege


#1

128,000 miles, in town driving, regular maintenance. Drive belts need to be replaced according to the local non-dealer mechanic I go to. Never had them replaced since I owned the car, bought at 87,000 miles.

How many drive belts am I looking at? Where are they in the car? cost of each and to install?

Thankyou.


#2

The mileage is about the limit for belt life. To replace these belt(s), should set you back less than $100, more likely $60. If they are frayed, you are really driving on borrowed time.

My 2007 Corolla belt is showing cracks and will be replaced soon with only 50,000 miles on the clock.


#3

You have 3 belts

Gates or Dayco is fine


#4

If you have A/C you have 3 belts. Figure $20-$30 per belt and $50 labor to replace all of them.


#5

Thankyou for the answers I was looking for!