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  1. Alternator Replacement, Need to Remove Clutch Fan, Oval versus Rectangular Connector

    General E46 Forum
    Recently replaced the alternator on my 2005 325i and wanted to post a few comments, tips, etc. on issues I face and/or have seen others mention. Important caveat: This is meant more of a summary of some of the issues you might run into. I will include links in a second post that might be more...
  2. DIY 2002 325i Alternator replacement

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    I just replaced the alternator in my (now) son's BMW. It took me a minute to find a DIY. So I am reposting some one else's DIY with my own tags just in case some one searches the way I do. Just FYI, I bought the OEM part from Autozone but the pulley stuck out too far and the belt would not sit...
  3. Alternator Squeal

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys! Unable to find ANYTHING on this (which is really rare these days) so I wanted to ask for some help. I have a "squeal" that a mechanic buddy told me was from a worn bearing in my alternator. Here are the symptoms I am currently experiencing. When the car first cranks (cold engine), the...
  4. Alternator Removal

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey guys im having trouble removing my alternator ive gotten the bottom bolt off but the top one is causing a bit of trouble because it wont come out all the way as you can see in my picture? Also seeing as i have removed the bottom bolt and loosened the top one as far as i can shouldnt the...