Question about 1996 Dodge Intrepid

3 Answers

Broken v belt

What does this belt power? Can I drive without it?

Posted by on

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    how would we know what it powers??????

×

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 74 Answers

If your A/C doesn't work now, then it's your A/C belt - Can drive without.

If your power steering is stiff and doesn't work, it was your power steering belt - Nearly impossible to drive

If your car is overheating now, it was your water pump belt - Can not drive without of course, overheating eventually after a few miles

If your volt gauge is low and/or battery light is on, it was your alternator belt - Can drive a few miles until battery goes dead.

Sometimes these belts move several things at once, like one belt will power water pump, alternator, etc.

So, to answer your question, yes the car can be driven. But it would depend on what belt exactly broke. So use the tips above to diagnose which belt broke.

The only one to really be safe driving without would be IF one belt powered ONLY the A/C compressor. In that case, you won't be able to use A/C, but it also wouldn't affect other components, so it'd be OK to drive without.

Let us know how it works out!

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

I think it powers the air conditioner...

but you should double check..

if it only powers the air conditioner then it is safe to drive......

but it will **** if it is hot and no A/C at all.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,920 Answers

No you cant drive without it.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My audi a5 wont run it starts and cuts out since i fitted a new serpentine belt


How long does it run? Sure you only changed the serpentine belt? The car would actual even run without the serpentine (or also called accessory belt) since the belt only drives fairly non essential components (AC compressor, alternator, fan, power steering pump. etc).

Mar 27, 2016 | 2010 Audi A5

1 Answer

Is it safe to drive without the power steering on my 1995 Chrysler Cirrus?


NO it is not safe to drive as the steering will be very heavy and you will not be able to turn the steering quickly enough to avoid problems . Check the drive belt as if it is broken that may be all the problem is..

Dec 24, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do I fix a broken power steering belt without having to pull the engine??


Shouldn't have to. All belts can be replaced without pulling the engine. On some, you may have to remove other belts in order to get the first one on the crank pulley and fitted, and then put the other belt or belts on. Is the broken belt stuck somewhere? Loosening the power steering pump to swing it toward the engine for belt removal can be tricky on some Chryslers-don't know about your PT. On a Chrysler Cirrus you have to loosen 3 bolts and one is on the back side of the pump bracket.

Dec 12, 2012 | 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

1 Answer

04 jeep grand cherokee v8 belt melted while driving, car overheated, and light came on saying check gauge now lights on dash showing what gear the car is in wont come on but car still drives without the...


Your Jeep should only have one serpentine belt. That belt powers the alternator, water pump, and power steering pump.
You should not drive without the belt. I would guess one of the pulleys locked up and melted the belt.

Dec 11, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have an 1997 Audi A4 1.8 SE. Towards the end of a long motorway drive the power steering failed, a few miles on from there the engine started overheating and both the coolant and then the battery light...


CHECK FOR BROKEN LOOSEN DRIVE BELT.IF DRIVE BELT BROKEN YOU WILL LOSE POWER STEERING, WATER PUMP AND ALTERNATOR STOP TURNING IF LOSE DRIVE BELT. IF DRIVE BELT BROKEN.CHECK FOR FAULTY DRIVE BELT TENSIONER.LOOK FOR SEIZED WATER PUMP, ALTERNATOR OR POWER STEERING PUMP.REASONS DRIVE BELT BREAKS.

Jun 07, 2011 | 1997 Audi A4

4 Answers

Can I drive a 2003 saturn L200 without serpentine belt?


As crazy as it sounds, I don't see why not. Based on my limited knowledge of a 2002 L200, the power steering is run off the back of the camshaft and the water pump is driven by the timing belt. The only things the serpentine belt runs are the A/C and alternator. Obviously you won't make it very far running without an alternator, but at worst you kill your battery. Serpentine belt on a 2.2l 4 cylinder 2002 L200 has nothing to do with the water pump or power steering pump.

Aug 31, 2010 | Saturn L-Series Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Battery light turned on. Lost power steering and AC.


You broke your serpatine belt. Needs replacing. It's a $50ish part and easy to do if you have a diagram under the hood of how the belt fits. But if it was "rattling" for a couple of weeks take it in for crying out loud. Let the mechanic look it over to make sure your lack of vechile care didn't destroy anything under the hood.....

Jun 12, 2010 | 1998 Saturn SC

1 Answer

93 camry 3.0L V6 timing belt


A 6 cylinder is an interference fit engine . Chances are you bent some valves IF the belt slipped.
Mounts usually don't make a vehicle shake as you described.
I believe the milage intervalfor timing belts is every 60 thousand.
Good luck

May 14, 2010 | 1993 Toyota Camry V6

2 Answers

93 camry 3.0L V6 timing belt


Hello, and welcome to FixYa. Yes, you can drive the car to the shop without fear of any internal engine damage.

Your engine is not an "interference' engine; your valves will not be damaged if the belt slips a tooth or two. In fact, any Toyota engine with a timing belt is a non-interference engine.

Thanks for choosing FixYa for assistance.

Mar 26, 2010 | 1993 Toyota Camry V6

4 Answers

Power steering went out while driving and the battery light went on, but then went off again. I parked it (with struggle) in a parking lot. Can I drive it again before getting it looked at, if it starts?


very much sounds like a belt ,and that was the alternator light whether the same beltdrives them both or it was stalled with abit of the belt that was breaking up ,who knows ?i wouldn`t recommend you drive it dependant on the type of power steering it is ,some serious damage could result ,that would be a lot more to fix than the cost of a tow .

Nov 12, 2009 | 1996 Oldsmobile 88

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Dodge Intrepid Logo

185 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...