Can you drive a car without a serpentine belt?

As you can see, driving without a serpentine belt is not an option, at least not for very long.

*Some cars have an electric water pump and/or electric assist steering.

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Can you drive without serpentine belt?

Since the serpentine belt is generally the only accessory drive belt on vehicles these days, this is what you'll lose: Engine cooling* - The serpentine belt drives the water pump.Without the water pump, there will be insufficient coolant flow to maintain engine temperature, and you will overheat ...

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Can I drive without a serpentine belt?

As you can see, driving without a serpentine belt is not an option, at least not for very long.*Some cars have an electric water pump and/or electric assist steering.

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How long can a car drive without a serpentine belt?

Not very long if it powers the water pump, -possibly 5-7 minutes before you overheat.

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Can you drive a car with a broken serpentine belt?

This is all because many cars have one serpentine belt that drives the water pump, the power steering pump, the alternator and the air conditioning compressor, and the fan.Some cars have an electric fan.It is best to not drive a car with a broken belt, even for a short distance.

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Can you drive a car with a bad serpentine belt?

This is all because many cars have one serpentine belt that drives the water pump, the power steering pump, the alternator and the air conditioning compressor, and the fan.Some cars have an electric fan.It is best to not drive a car with a broken belt, even for a short distance.

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Can you drive with a bad serpentine belt?

This is all because many cars have one serpentine belt that drives the water pump, the power steering pump, the alternator and the air conditioning compressor, and the fan.Some cars have an electric fan.It is best to not drive a car with a broken belt, even for a short distance.

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Can you drive your car without belt?

You can live without the air conditioner.The car is usable for a short time without the alternator working if you have a good battery.You can man handle the steering wheel without power steering.Some cars have a smog/emissions control pump that needs to work or the engine will run rough or even n...

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Can you drive without a timing belt?

In a non-interference engine, the pistons and valves don't occupy the same space, so if the timing belt snaps, no valve or cylinder damage occurs.You just pop a new belt on, and the engine should theoretically drive normally.

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Can you drive a car without a fan belt?

You can live without the air conditioner.The car is usable for a short time without the alternator working if you have a good battery.You can man handle the steering wheel without power steering.Some cars have a smog/emissions control pump that needs to work or the engine will run rough or even n...

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Can you drive a car without a belt?

As you can see, driving without a serpentine belt is not an option, at least not for very long.*Some cars have an electric water pump and/or electric assist steering.

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Can you drive a car without a cam belt?

With that said, the vehicle is likely not going to run at all without it.You should not attempt to start the vehicle because the chain or belt inside can cause damage to the components around it.The vehicle's damage will need to be accessed when the timing belt is changed.

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Can you drive a car without the supercharger belt?

you can run the engine without the supercharger belt, it will just suck miserably.you will have very little power, and disgusting gas mileage.Yes, the engine will run, but it won't be very efficient.You can drive without a supercharger, I wouldn't recomend doing it for very long.

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Can you replace a serpentine belt yourself?

Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today's automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning.Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.

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Can you drive without AC belt?

You can drive your car without either of those belts.However, you won't get very far without the belt that turns your alternator.As for the ac compressor, you don't need that turning, for your car to work.Its only needed for the ac to work correctly.

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Can I drive without a fan belt?

If you run a modern car without the serpentine belt, several things will happen.the fan will not run, the power steering and brakes will not run, and the AC will not run.at a minimum.If your water pump is turned by the crank pulley and serpentine belt, you can drive unti the engine overheats or t...

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How do you get the accessory drive belt or serpentine belt off of a 1989 sunbird?

To remove the accessory drive belt or the serpentine belt from the motor on a 1989 Sunbird, it is necessary to loosen the belt tensioner. Look for a pulley that has a bolt in a slot. Loosen the bolt and move the tensioner so there is a gap in the belt. Then remove the belt from each pulley.

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What is the serpentine drive belt?

The serpentine drive belt is the rubber belt that is connected to all the pullys 5-6 like the water pump, altenator, a/c clutch, fan, and crankshaft. usually located behind the radiator or on the side of the motor depending on what the motor is and what its in.

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Can I change a serpentine belt myself?

Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today's automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning.Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.

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Can you put a serpentine belt on backwards?

you actually can put a belt on backwards.grooves go to grooves, and smooth goes to smooth.but you have to pay close attention to the belt routing diagram.if the belt is put on the wrong way it can spin the water pump reversed causing an overheat condition very fast after starting.

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What happens if a serpentine belt breaks while driving?

A broken serpentine belt leads to a sudden loss of power assist for the steering system, where the steering wheel all-of-a-sudden becomes very hard to turn.A broken serpentine belt stops the water pump from circulating coolant (antifreeze) through the cooling system, and the engine can overheat -...

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Can a bad serpentine belt make car not start?

No only if it's a broken cam belt

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Is it OK to drive with a bad serpentine belt?

If the serpentine belt completely fails and breaks, then your car will break down.If the power steering fails when the vehicle is moving it could cause serious safety issues.Preventative maintenance is one way to make sure your belt does not break while you are driving.

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How do you change a serpentine belt?

How to Replace a Serpentine Belt Take a good look at both your repair manual and your belt routing diagram under the hood before beginning. Look at the way the old belt wraps around the pulleys. Locate the self-adjusting tensioner and know that you need to be careful when releasing tension ...

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Can I change my serpentine belt myself?

Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today's automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning.Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.

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Can I replace serpentine belt myself?

Serpentine belt replacement is easy because today's automatic drive belt tensioners eliminate the need to loosen bolts or pry components into position for retensioning.Just rotate the tensioner, remove the old belt and install a new one.

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What happens if your serpentine belt breaks while driving?

A broken serpentine belt leads to a sudden loss of power assist for the steering system, where the steering wheel all-of-a-sudden becomes very hard to turn.A broken serpentine belt stops the water pump from circulating coolant (antifreeze) through the cooling system, and the engine can overheat -...

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Can a car run without alternator belt?

If you run a modern car without the serpentine belt, several things will happen.the fan will not run, the power steering and brakes will not run, and the AC will not run.at a minimum.therefore, your engine will overheat, turning will be difficult but not impossible and braking will be difficult too.

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Can a serpentine belt be put on wrong?

REPLACING A SERPENTINE BELT.In some instances it may be possible to install a serpentine belt the wrong way.If this happens, one or more pulleys will rotate in the WRONG direction, affecting the operation of the alternator, water pump, A/C compressor or power steering pump.This can cause major pr...

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Can you drive a car without antifreeze?

A dry radiator and cooling system will cause overheating that is likely to warp cylinder heads but will certainly take a lot of life out of your car.The long term damage is impossible to even see let alone fix.First of all, why do we have antifreeze? Without antifreeze in you car you are running...

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Can you drive a car without overdrive?

Don't drive the car, it will still eventually fail, but it will last longer.Between 1949 and the early 80s almost no US car had overdrive.A number of European imports did to save fuel.So, a car without overdrive is designed to run that way.

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Can you drive a car without clutch?

If you drive a car with a manual transmission, your car has a clutch.You can, however, continue to drive your vehicle until you need to come to a stop.Driving a manual transmission vehicle without using the clutch is tricky to do and can cause damage to your transmission.

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Can you drive a car without keys?

You can easily lock, unlock, or enter your car without inserting the key.Driving the car with the key still in your pocket is trouble-free.Some key fobs do not let you cross the zone unless you have it inside the cabin only.

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Can you drive a car without rims?

Car rims are invaluable and you would be unable to drive your car without them.Your car must have appropriate car rims in order to successfully and safely achieve your purpose.If you have the wrong style of car rims, you could cause irreparable damage to your car.You may need an all-purpose car rim.

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Can you drive a car without reverse?

Yes, you could drive a car without reverse, but I wouldn't recommend doing so.If reverse is out, that means something is wrong inside the transmission.Something might go wrong with the forward gears and you'll be stuck.it is possible, but not advisable, unless you're driving to the shop to get it...

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How can you tell if you have a bad serpentine belt?

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt Squealing noise from the front of the vehicle. If you notice a squealing noise coming from the front of your vehicle, it could be from the serpentine belt. Power steering and AC not working. If the serpentine belt completely fails and breaks...

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Is a serpentine belt the same as a timing belt?

A serpentine belt does more work than a timing belt.Timing belts synchronize the movement of the crankshaft and the camshaft while the serpentine belt transmits mechanical power which drives the air conditioner, water pump, alternator, etc.To replace a serpentine belt is easy because it is outsid...

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Can you get a diagram of a serpentine belt for a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 please?

lift the hood. usually there.

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Where can you obtain a serpentine belt diagram for a 1993 VW?

Go to your closest Autozone and they can print you one out.

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What happens if you put a serpentine belt on wrong?

REPLACING A SERPENTINE BELT.In some instances it may be possible to install a serpentine belt the wrong way.If this happens, one or more pulleys will rotate in the WRONG direction, affecting the operation of the alternator, water pump, A/C compressor or power steering pump.This can cause major pr...

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How can you bypass a serpentine belt on a 2002 converible sebring from the ac compressor?

You realy can't. If your intention is not to power the A/C unplug the wire that connects to the electric clutch. It should be right behind the pully.

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Where can you find a diagram for installing a serpentine belt?

This should be on a sticker under the hood of the car, or in the owners manual, or available from your local auto parts store at no charge.

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How do you set serpentine belt tension on a Chrysler?

The tension on a serpentine belt is automatically set by the Idler Tension Pulley. If you find it is not correctly setting the tension, the the spring may be broken.

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Can you drive a car without drive shaft?

Only if the diff is locked

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What is a serpentine belt in a car?

A rubber belt that goes around all pulleys & has idlers as tensioners. On cars there are either v belts (belts shaped like a "v" that are tightened by moving accessories) or serpentine, which is usually one ribbed belt with idlers.

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Does serpentine belts slow your car down?

Probably, a little. However, they are required for every other function your car uses, including the generator. So you kinda need it.

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How do you replace serpentine belt on a fx 35?

1. Remove front engine undercover.2. Loosen idler pulley (alternator and power steering oil pump belt) lock nut and adjust tension by turning bolt.3. Same is done for the other idlery pulley (A/C compressor belt).

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How do you align a serpentine belt pulley?

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What does a serpentine belt do?

A serpentine belt is a single, continuous belt used to drive multiple peripheral devices in an automotive engine, such as an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, air pump, etc.

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How many miles can you get out of a serpentine belt?

With that being said most serpentine/drive belts can last for a very long time before they need to be replaced.The lifespan of the belt will depend mostly on the type of material it's made of.Older style belts generally last about 50,000 miles, while those made from EPDM can last up to 100,000 mi...

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Can a car turn on without a timing belt?

Hmmmm. I guess that depends on what "turn on" means. Can you turn the key to the "on" position and expect the radio to work? Yes.However, assuming you mean to ask if the car motor will run or not, No.The camshaft is "driven" by the crankshaft via the timing belt. Fuel injectors, distributors and ...

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Can you drive with a squeaky belt?

The squealing noise you've described does sound like the accessory drive belt is slipping.Something is still not correct with the belt or tensioner.Some squeaky belts stay put for a long while (but it is definitely NOT recommended to ignore it) and some belts get shredded and come off.

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Can a car run without a surpitin belt?

It will start but can't run for long without one. The serpitine belt drives the alternator, water pump, air conditioner and other important units to keep the engine running. Without the belt the engine will overheat very quickly and the battery will run down.

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Can a car crank without a timing belt?

The timing belt turns your camshaft which opens and closes the valves. If you have a non-interference head your engine will crank. If it doesn't then your valves will smash into your piston heads and something would have to break for it to turn over.

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Can a car still run without a timing belt?

Just like your heart, if the engine jumps time, it will run poorly or fail.If a timing belt fails, your car will not start.It may fail while driving and cause the engine to stall or you may be suddenly surprised when your vehicle just won't start.

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Can you drive a car you just bought without plates?

However, when you purchase a car (new or used), the car may not have plates yet — or may have plates registered to the previous owner.Depending on where you live, you may be allowed to drive the car without plates for a few hours, days, or at least from the point of sale to your home or local DMV.

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What happens when the serpentine belt breaks on a car?

when serpentine belt breaks alternator and water pump stop working along with power steering pump

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How important is a serpentine belt?

Well, it won't keep your pants up, but it does transport power to your vital automotive components.The serpentine belt is one long, snaking, winding belt that keeps your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioning and — in some cases — your water pump running smoothly and effectively.

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Can you drive a car without car insurance in CT?

Not in Connecticut, nor in any other state.

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How long can you drive a car without a break?

A: The Highway Code recommends taking a break (of at least 15 minutes) every two hours.Two hours needs to be the maximum period of time without a break from driving i.e.take more frequent breaks if necessary and when you stop for a break change your position i.e.get out of your car, go for a walk.

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Can you drive a car without a hood?

It is illegal to drive without a hood in Maryland and Oregon.In all other states, including California, Illinois, and New York, there are no specific laws against driving without a hood.

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Can you drive a car without a radiator fan?

Yes, you can drive your car without a radiator fan, but you never should.Your vehicle's cooling system is crucial to its performance, and every time your engine overheats, you cause damage.

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Can you drive a car without a clutch?

In theory it is possible to drive your car without using the clutch. However, this could damage your cars gearbox in the long run. So its probably best to pull over and wait to be towed.*******Me as a professional TRUCK driver driving a Mack (Volvo) with a powerful tranny (Eaton Fuller) we must c...

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Can you drive a car with out a throwout bearing?

No, the throw out bearing in a clutch is needed to keep an disengaged clutch spinning. you can drive a car with a bad throwout bearing if you don't use the clutch By "floating the gears". You must disconnect or bypass the start safety switch (this is when you need to have the clutch pedal to the ...

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Can you drive a child without a car seat?

Taxis and minicabs (private hire vehicles) If the driver doesn't provide the correct child car seat, children can travel without one - but only if they travel on a rear seat: and wear an adult seat belt if they're 3 or older.without a seat belt if they're under 3.

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How long can a car run without alternator belt?

The battery on the other hand, will happily run the car and accessories on average around 70-90 minutes without the alternator, provided you don't have headlights or anything high-drain on.

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Can you drive your car without plates?

That said, if you drive around without a plate ("license plate" or "tag") on the rear of a vehicle, you shouldn't be surprised if you're pulled over by every police officer who sees you on the road.If you can provide proof of registration (or they can verify it) you might be back on your way with...

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Can you drive your car without powerstearing?

To drive a vehicle with disabled power steering would be difficult and not safe for you and others.

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Can a car be sold without seat-belts?

If the vehicle was originally manufactured with seat belts, a dealer must sell the vehicle with working seat belts. a private individual is typically under no such restrictions, but it depends on the state.

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Can you drive car without ABS module?

Yes, you can drive without ABS but be careful.The ABS control module in these cars also control front/rear brake bias.This is absolutely not a good idea!

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Does wd40 damage serpentine belt?

WD-40 doesn't stop rubber squeaks Spraying an oil based lube onto a serpentine or poly-ribbed drive belt may make the squeak disappear for a while, but it doesn't fix the underlying problem.Plus, it damages the belt.Bottom line to nutjobs: WD-40 should NEVER by used on rubber.

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How do you remove serpentine belt on 2005 Chevy Cobalt?

You have to release the stress in the tensioners to remove the serpentine belt. When you put it back on there is a diagram under the hood of the car that takes you step by step.

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Is there anyway to bypass the AC Compressor with a serpentine Belt without using a Pulley bolted to the engine?

if you can reroute the belt to bypass the ac compressor all you need to work out is how much shorter the belt is that you would require

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How can you drive a car without the title?

A bill of sale for most states should allow you to drive the vehicle to and from the DMV - if the registration is current you can chance driving the vehicle around until you get new plates in your name - if the vehicle is already in your name file for a duplicate title - if the vehicle is not in ...

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Can you drive a car without radiator fluid?

If you have something catastrophic, like a blown lower radiator hose so there's no coolant at all, then stop.Do not drive it.Have it towed.If you can retain coolant, at all, wait for the car to cool off, fill it, and drive slowly.

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Can you drive a car without AC compressor?

You will be fine as long as you don't need or want AC in your car.If the clutch doesn't work properly, you will still be able to drive your car.I have seen it so many times on vehicles where they just don't use their AC; however, if your AC compressor doesn't work, you won't have cold air coming ...

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How long can you drive a car without oil?

Don't try this in your car.Without oil, the engine runs for around 15 minutes without bursting into a cloud of smoke, but taking it apart reveals some serious damage.Lacking proper lubrication, all the metal components in the engine rub against each other, causing an incredible amount of prematur...

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Can you drive a car without motor oil?

Not really.Without oil, the engine will soon have metal rubbing on metal, which will cause parts to go hot and seize. And that means engine destruction and expensive repairs.

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Can you drive your car without a transmission cooler?

Yes, absolutely as long as you don't plan on putting a great load on the vehicle, such as towing or lots of hills or hot weather. Many of the earlier model cars didn't have transmission coolers, however, you can expect to do transmission overhauls more often

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Can you drive a car without an air intake pipe?

You can drive a car without an air intake pipe but it may end up pulling hot air in from the engine compartment. This will reduce the engine's overall performance.

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Can you keep a car on the drive without insurance?

I would keep it in the garage but as long as you don't drive it you should be fine.

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Can you drive a car without traction control?

Driving without traction control can make your vehicle susceptible to spinning out and you could possibly slide around on the road.It is best to keep your TCS in working condition and enabled in case hazardous weather pops up.This allows you to maintain control of your vehicle at all times.

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Can you drive a car without registration sticker?

Driving Without a Valid Car Registration In most states, it is illegal to drive an unregistered vehicle or a vehicle with an expired registration.Before hitting the road, you should be sure that your car is currently registered with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles.A current registratio...

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Can you drive a car without air bags?

Yes you can but in the event of a serious accident your survival rate goes down.

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Can you drive a car without an air compressor?

If you mean an AC - air conditioner compressor, definitely yes. Assuming that the drive belt is not an issue and the cars computer will allow it to senses the disconnection. You could if it was an air conditioner compressor but it would be hot!

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Can you drive a car without brake fluid?

The fluid operates under high temperatures and high pressure and, without it, your car would not be able to stop when you push the brake pedal inside your vehicle.It will simply go to the floor without stopping which will have catastrophic consequences.

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How long can you drive a new car without plates?

Can you drive a car without plates after buying it? Yes, for up to 30 days as long as you keep the bill of sale or title (in your name) on hand.

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Can you drive a new car without registration?

Driving Without a Valid Car Registration In most states, it is illegal to drive an unregistered vehicle or a vehicle with an expired registration.Before hitting the road, you should be sure that your car is currently registered with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles.A current registratio...

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Can you drive a car without electric power steering?

However, you will damage your power steering pump and the steering system, and there will be an awful noise coming from your dry pump while you are driving.In a electric power steering (EPS), there's absolutely no way you can steer without assist.The steering wheel is “locked”, and won't move at ...

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Can you drive a car without engine codes?

What does this question ask? An engine code triggers the "Check Engine" light, indicating a system malfunction. No light = no code. That indicates all systems are within operable range.

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Can you drive a car without headlights during the day?

Yes.In nearly every situation, driving at night without headlights is illegal.In most places, headlights are required not only at night but during any time of reduced visibility.Upgrade your headlight bulbs today and help improve your visibility of the road ahead.

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Can you drive a Sorn car to MOT without insurance?

You can only drive a vehicle with a SORN on a public road to go to or from a pre-booked MOT or other testing appointment.Also, under legislation called Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE), it's an offence to be the registered keeper of a vehicle without insurance unless you've notified the DVL...

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Can you drive a car without tags over the weekend?

The aren't any weekend provisions that suspend the law.

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Can you drive a car legally without air bags?

Most older car models do not feature an air bag and yet they can be driven legally on the road.

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Can you drive without a valve cover?

You will lose oil very fast and probably wont make it to wherever you are going.

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Can you drive without a motor mount?

Can You Drive a Car With No Motor Mounts? Motor mounts are used to support the engine and transmission of a vehicle.While the engine and transmission will both operate without motor mounts, driving without motor mounts may cause damage and create a safety hazard.

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Can you drive without a seatbelt?

Primary seat belt laws allow law enforcement officers to ticket a driver or passenger for not wearing a seat belt, without any other traffic offense taking place.

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Can you drive a vehicle without plates?

Yes, but only if you drive the vehicle directly to the first place of storage (usually your home) within three days of the sale.You must have the properly assigned title and proof of insurance with you.Do not use the seller's license plate on the vehicle while driving it home.

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Can you drive without a transmission dipstick?

If your talking about the tube the “dipstick” goes into used to check fluid level, then it may leak fluid and eventually cause failure of the transmission.If it's AWD or 4WD, then depending on the drive train design, it either won't move or only the front wheels will be driven.

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Can you drive without a learner's permit?

Need for Insurance If you drive without insurance, you might have to pay for the damages.Learning to drive and getting your driver's license can be exciting, but you need a learner's permit first.Typically, you must be at least 15 or 16 to obtain a permit and you must get your parents' permission.

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Can you drive a 4x4 without a front drive shaft?

It's rather difficult to operate a vehicle without a drive shaft.The transmission output shaft would just sit there and spin.Four wheel drive systems, where you can lock the front wheels in and out of drive mode, can have their front shaft removed and operate safely in rear wheel drive only.

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