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  1. Seprentine belt snap

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    Today i changed my tenstion pulley and the pullet above it and put it all back together, but then when i turned it on it was fine and working. I was going out to lunch to get foos but on the when i heard a loud poppin noise and my battery light came on and coolant was leaking and the belt broke...
  2. Belt Noise! replaced tensioner! HELP

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    2001 325i Sport I replaced my belts but now my tension-er (power steering belt) is making a squealing noise! I tried adjusting the tension on the mechanical belt tensioner but it keeps going and coming back!:( Could it be a different pulley causing an abnormal tension on the belt? :idea: What...
  3. New rollers don't spin freely?

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    I just bought a new BMW deflection roller, and a new belt tensioner for my 2002 330Ci. I noticed that the roller wheels do not spin freely; they are actually pretty tight. Is this normal? The current ones on the car spin like a top, so I assume that they will free up after installation? I am...
  4. How do I change the serpentine belt with a hydrolic tensioner?

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    I was in the middle of replacing my fan clutch and thought it would be a good time to change my belts. all I had to do for the ac belt was use a T50 on the pulley and turn then the belt came right off. The other belt however is different than any of the DIYs I have seen. It looks like I have...
  5. Tensioner/Pulley noise... or is it? Hmm.

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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...