My Saxo's aux drive belt started whining this morning and, just 20 miles
after the first noise, came off completely!
As I understand it the belt drives the alternator which charges the battery.
I didn't use the stereo, lights, wipers or fans on the way home so, hopefully,
the engine will start tomorrow and get me to work (18 miles) where I can charge
the battery with a charger.
Will it be okay to drive the car for a 18 mile journey without that belt?
I'm rather baffled how it's generating sparks for the spark plugs, but it got
me home ok, so I must be missing something in my understanding.
I'll get the belt replaced tomorrow, naturally, but I'll need to get to work
Add the word afiduluminag to the subject to circumvent my email filters.
Click to see the full signature.