1994 Ford Aerostar Q&A
1994 Ford Aerostar Question: can i still start my van to get it on a trailer if the main drive belt is gone?
When you say your wheel do you mean your steering wheel or a wheel on the car? All car's have some sort of wheel bearing. Some are sealed into a hub assembly but there needs to be some sort of bearing for the wheel to turn. As for the external drive belt and driving onto a trailer. That belt operates the power steering pump, alternator, A/C, and water pump. It can be done if done quickly. The power steering won't work and the coolant won't flow so you put the vehicle at risk of overheating. - Jill Trotta
If the wheel is locked how are you going to get it on a trailer? Can run engine without belt long enough to load the van on trl. just dont take forever! - pushrod
Yes, but only for a short time. you can do it several times if necessary. Just let it cool down completely before each attempt. DO NOT LET THE VEHICLE RUN LONGER THAN A COUPLE OF MINUTES! There is no belt which means no water pump to pump coolant. Thus the whole letting it cool down in between starts. - AutoCareCentral