can i drive my chrysler neon with a broken tension bracket ,,, the steering is heavy but i need to drive it to the machanic


Asked by Feb 25, 2015 at 09:18 AM about the 2004 Dodge Neon 4 Dr R/T Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Chrysler neon 2004 2.0 manual.

1 Answer


it is safe to drive but i would not expect your belt to last. in most vehicles i would say no because 9/10 the water pump used to cool your engine is powered off the serpentine belt but in this case its ran off of your timming belt. when you lose your belt you lose your alternator so your battery doesn't charge and your power steering both you can drive without but with your alternator not charging you can only go so far before your battery dies. to save power drive with no heat, or fan on low. no radio lights off and your emergency brake up only one click to kill the daytime running lights. how far is your mechanic from you?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Is a 2001 dodge neon pulley tensioner the same as a 2005 pulley tensioner 4 answers

    2001 Dodge Neon 4 dr Highline ACR


    Maintenance & Repair

  • What does THIS mean?? 57 answers

    My "Check Engine" light is flashing, and my (2004 Dodge Neon) is "shuddering" while in idle. :(

    2004 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • neon charging issues HELP! 9 answers

    Car: 2003 Dodge Neon SXT, automatic transmission. As of today, I have been without my car for about three weeks. I hired someone to install a timing belt and water pump I had bought at a lesser char...

    2003 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • help with neon only hitting on 2 cylinders 11 answers

    ok I just bought this neon they said a mechanic put a new timing belt on it it is only running on cylinders 2&3 if you pull the plug wires off of 1&4 it doesn't change the way it runs at all it is g...

    1995 Dodge Neon 4 Dr Sport Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Dodge Neon transmission help 3 answers

    2001 Dodge Neon Tranmission issue. I have a neon with 103,000 miles. my son came home last week and said the car check engine light was on and car shaking bad. I took it in and it was the spark pl...

    2001 Dodge Neon


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Neon Questions

Dodge Neon Experts

#1 Justin Gilmore
Justin Gilmore
Reputation 1,180
#2 Matt Thibault
Matt Thibault
Reputation 870
#3 Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear
Reputation 760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Neon SRT-4"
56 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic"
1,124 Great Deals out of 58,104 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus"
1,171 Great Deals out of 56,883 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord"
1,268 Great Deals out of 77,633 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang"
715 Great Deals out of 41,252 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,417 Great Deals out of 66,767 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Cobalt"
96 Great Deals out of 5,568 listings starting at $950
Used Dodge Stratus"
1,321 listings starting at $1,695
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse"
53 Great Deals out of 1,763 listings starting at $950

Used Cars For Sale