Can I run a supercharged engine without the supercharger working?


Asked by Sep 06, 2015 at 12:41 PM about the 2000 Buick Regal GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is making a screeching noise. I changed both idler pulleys (smooth
tension pulley and grooved alignment), but the noise persists. When I
removed the belt that drives the supercharger the noise went away and the
car seems to run okay, with reduced power. Will this cause a problem? I really
cannot afford to put more money into this vehicle right now.

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Since you seem committed to letting this car slip into oblivion, just drive it! When it dies, let it go-

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