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ymom 2/16/2019

2002 Chrysler Town & Country LX 6 Cyl 3.80L


Serpentine belt bad can you still drive?

Can you drive a car with a bad serpentine belt?

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Jimm 2/16/2019

First question - what is meant by 'bad serpentine drive belt'? If the belt is completely broken in two - then no, the vehicle cannot be driven.

If the belt merely shows signs of wear - such as sections of the ribs missing - then you can drive, but have a new spare belt on-hand to replace. If the belt is replaced, be sure to also replace the belt tensioner at the same time.

Try these online resources; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.rockauto.com, www.partsgeek.com - to list only a few.

In fact, they (RockAuto) list the replacement serpentine drive belt from around $5.00, and the belt tensioner from around $27.00 for your vehicle.

Serpentine drive belt = DAYCO part #5060825 - or it's equivalent
Belt tensioner = DAYCO part #89280 - or it's equivalent


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