Question about 2003 Saturn L-Series

2 Answers

Can i drive my car if the serpentine belt breaks?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Yes; you can drive it, for about one minute, then stop for bout twenty min then another minute then so on and so on you can get about five or six starts dependin on your batt power but if it over heats dont let it run for too long it will blow your gaskets or seiz up.......LOL

Posted on Feb 04, 2013

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

If your serpentine belt breaks you can not drive it. because it turns the water pump to cool down the engine and also works with the alternator to keep your battery charged...and A/C

Posted on Aug 31, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My MDX 2007 is making a clunking noise to the right front side while parked.I've tried figuring out the cause to no avail


First thought if it is front wheel drive might be serpentine belt is breaking down. I have taken them off and found broke pieces of rubber in the grooves. If it has serpentine belt.

Jul 29, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What happens when you break a timing chain for a 1997 chevy cavalier 2.2 liter motor?


you can bent the valves and break the piston. don't start the car??
you can make more damages...

Mar 14, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Squealing


My first impression would be the serpentine belt is worn ...specifically it has "glazed" and stretched so it no longer has the ability to effectively grip the drive pulleys it spins. Typically when the serpentine belt loses "traction" it will squeal as it slips on the metal pulleys of the accessories it is designed to operate. There also may be a problem with the the tensioner ...a device used to keep proper tension on the serpentine belt. This is an easy and relatively inexpensive repair ...probably cost between $100 and $200 ...depending on whether the tensioner needs replacing.
You really need to get this fixed. If the serpentine belt fails ...it breaks or comes apart ...you will lose power steering and the water pump as the two critical accessories the belt operates. Obviously the loss of power steering can make the car difficult to drive and the loss of the water pump will cause an engine overheat condition fairly quickly. The A/C and alternator will also drop off line but these aren't as critical as the steering and water pump.

Jun 24, 2014 | 1998 Pontiac Bonneville

2 Answers

If my a/c is gone do i still need the belt


no, as long as it isn't driving anything else, you can remove the belt.

Oct 02, 2010 | 1993 Plymouth Voyager

2 Answers

How do you get serpentine belt off?


Hope this helps:

Removal & Installation
  1. Remove the air cleaner outlet pipe.
  2. Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt.

b7f605c.gif

Rotate the drive belt tensioner clockwise and remove the drive belt



To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Make sure the belt is routed properly

3e766f1.gif

Accessory serpentine belt routing-Ford 4.6L, 5.4L, and 6.8L engines with A/C



daf24f8.gif

Accessory serpentine belt routing-Ford 4.6L, 5.4L, and 6.8L engines without A/C



Please let me know if it's diesel because the routing is different.

Sep 24, 2010 | 2002 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

My wife has a 1994 chevy suburban,she was driving along and the serpentine belt broke, what do you think caused that to happen?


WELL I WOULD SAY BELT WORN HAD A BAD PLACE BROKE OR FAULTY DRIVE BELT TENSIONER CAUSING LOT OF SLACK IN BELT TO BREAK.

Aug 27, 2010 | Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Serpentine belt has some cracks


any cracked belt should be replaced. the timing belt drives the cam shaft while the serpentine drives the power steering pump, alternator, water pump, air conditioner compressor, etc. if it breaks in the middle of nowhere, car will get hot real fast and become very hard to steer as you try and find somewhere to pull over. it will also be in the night and adverse weather. so replace it now when it is convenient.

Apr 01, 2010 | 1997 Ford Escort

1 Answer

Looking for diagram of serpentine belt


0996b43f80208ca1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Serpentine accessory drive belt routing-3.0L (VIN U) engine


0996b43f80208ca2.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Serpentine accessory drive belt routing-3.0L (VIN S) engine


0996b43f80208ca1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Serpentine accessory drive belt routing-Ford 3.0L (VIN U) engines


0996b43f80208ca2.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Serpentine accessory drive belt routing-Ford 3.0L (VIN S) engine


0996b43f80208c9f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Serpentine accessory drive belt routing-Ford 3.4L SHO engine


0996b43f80208ca0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Water pump drive belt routing-Ford 3.4L SHO engine
i wasnt sure what engine you had hope this helps good luck

Jan 15, 2010 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

I hear chirping noise as i am driving and it squeeling noise when i start the car


It's time to change your drive belts. There are 2 or 3 on your car that need to be changed. The car doesn't have a "serpentine belt", instead it has a couple smaller ones. Any shop will do for this kind of repair and they're usually very reasonable for belts.

Also remember to change your timing belt every 60,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first! They don't give a warning before they break and if it breaks the motor will require major repair.

Nov 22, 2009 | 2000 Hyundai Elantra

2 Answers

The serpentine belt broke replaced it and i broke


a bad belt tensioner leaving too much slack in belt causes it to break.

Apr 01, 2009 | 1997 Volvo 850

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

119 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75197 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7782 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...