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  1. General E46 Forum
    Hey Fanatics! So I just noticed this squeal/whine coming from my engine bay on my 2003 E46 xi - it happens both under load and when in neutral and starts around 2,000 RPM. The engine only has 155,000km (96,000mi) and I've kept all my fluids changed regularly. I flushed my PS fluid a few weeks...
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    Doesn't matter what speed the car is going for the squeal to begin. Squeal stops only when rpm is over 2000rpm or when I accelerate. I've tried changing the belts and all 3 pulleys with no luck. Any help will be appreciated. -1998 bmw 318i e46 *edit* Fixed. It was a bad pcv valve. like in this...
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    Hey guys, Need some help again. :banghead: Noticed a squealing noise coming from the front of the engine. As of now, I think its the Idler pulley, but any input from you guys would be GREAT! I am ready to order the parts and DIY before the weather gets too cold here. Just need some assurance as...
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    I have read many posts on squeals coming from under the hood that may be associated with the alterntor. Most if not all are accompanied by electrical issues. I have a constant (at rest and while driving) squeal that I have isolated to either the alternator or pulley bolted to the alternator...
  5. General E46 Forum
    2004 330xi 50 k mi. For about 2-3 seconds after starting in the morning, there is a squealling sound comming from the engine. The sound seems to be coming from the area where the air intake hose goes below the intake manifold. It sounds cross beteween a belt squeal and a heater fan motor going...
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    y9z6HNBOP8s A couple days ago I replaced my pulleys: Water Pump pulley = replaced Idler pulley = replaced Power Steering pulley = replaced Alternator pulley = not replaced (I have a new one but I don***8217;t know how to replace it.) I also replaced the idler tensioner with a new hydraulic...
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    Alrighty folks. I've been trying to decide for a while now wether I should just replace my Mechanical Tensioner, or upgrade to the Hydraulic. It's been taking me a while, since what sparked my interest was a very faint squeal that I starting hearing... about a year ago now. [I know, I know...
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