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Is it safe to drive without a fan belt?


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2005-12-20 22:40:21
2005-12-20 22:40:21

NO your car will run hot and seriously damage your motor, it will also keep from charging your battery. Suggest you take your car to a mechanic for repairs.


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Not advised, it runs the fan and the ancillary devices, power steering, etc.

There is no fan belt.The fan is hydraulically controlled.Are you asking about the main drive/accessory belt?

drive belt for what on this vehicle? do u mean serpentine belt,or fan belt,or timing belt?

One thing that happens is the fan blades on the transmission get bent up into the drive belt and the fan blades throws the belt. The right way to fix is is to replace the fan, but you can bend the fan blades down by hand without removing anything and it seems to work just as well.

Remove fan clutch with fan impeller. Remove A/C compressor drive belt. Remove cap from tensioning roller. Relieve tension on drive belt. Remove drive belt. Reverse procedure for installation.

theres no fan belt on front wheel drive motors. only a fan motor

No, it uses an electric motor to drive the fan. There is one serpentine belt that drives all of the accessories (alternator, power steering, A/C, etc.), but these are located on the passenger side of the vehicle. The fan is located in the front, so there is no way for the belt to drive it.


Freon is in the system but the plastic fan is broken. Can I still drive for short distance?

With a belt drive the fan speed can be easily raised or lowered but there is belt and bearing maintenance to consider (with a belt drive there are 2 additional bearings). With direct drive replacing the motor is a little more involved and blower size is limited. Other than that no difference. Determine which characteristics are more important to you and make your choice. On a furnace/AC unit, I would go with DD personally.

Loosen the component slide it towards the engine to lossen the belt, remove belt. Install in reverse. If the fan is your problem it is held on with 4 small bolts, remove them and the fan. P/S you should be able to work the belt around the fan blades without removing the fan. On_mitch

See the answer for "How do you replace the drive belt in a 2000 Ford Focus?". The procedure is the same.

Technically no, the fan is driven by an electric motor. It does however have at least one drive belt (which are still refered to as fan belts) which drives the pulley for the power steering pump and the alternator.

the only thing that I have found to be successful was to just move the belt around the fan.

No, your Ford uses a timing chain to drive the cam.

Belt too tight, or too loose, or drive pulleys out of alignment, or damaged.

# On the EF EL the fan belt has a fan or drive belt tensioner it is located on the lower right side of the harmoinc balancer. # At the bottom it has a 3/8 socket pre made gap so a 3/8 ratchet can be used and when pushed down it will loosen the tension so the fan belt can be removed. Sam

There is no fan belt it is an electric fan. Are you referring to the serpentine belt?

There is no fan belt. The fan is electric.

no as they have different names. No, the cam belt drives the engine cam and possibly water pump on some vehicles. The drive belt or serpentine belt drives the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, A/C compressor, & cooling fan on some vehicles.

should be right behind the fan drive safe

Sorry, there isn't a fan belt on any front wheel drive vehicles since the engine sites transversely (side-to-side). If your fan isn't rotating then you likely need eaither the fan thermostatic switch or a new fan motor... Good Luck, br1ght

A serpentine belt is one belt that runs all engine accessories (i.e. power steering pump, ac compressor, water pump, AND fan). A fan belt runs the fan only.

The Villager has an electric fan and does not use a "fan 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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