147 with no power steering, low battery warning
Long time reader but a 1st time poster...
My little 147 2.0 JTD Luso is rather unwell. Heard a flapping / squeek when driving to work this morning. Popped to the pub for lunch, started her up and the noise has stopped - but the dash is saying a "Low battery warning" and now the power steering has given up.
Just had the RAC take a look and he's pulled the belt around the alternator off and it's fairly mangled. Reckons the pulleys and bits are probably okay and it's just a belt fail.
Anyone give any advice on what's expected in getting it repaired? I'm not at all mechanically minded but it looks like a bit of a sod to get too - engine appears to be right in the bloody way!!!
Any ideas on background reading, or anyone else had a similar problem with estimated costs or something?
Any help appreciated!!