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Remove 4 clips and remove cover.





Close up of clips (pull pin straight up to release)





Remove to additional screws that enclose the fan blade.





Facing the car on the left. Remove torx screw and unhook the two electrical connections.





Facing the car on the right side, remove the pull-pin clip just like the second photo.







Romove the fan and fan shroud. The fan loosens up left to right when facing the car.




Use a 16mm or 5/8” socket wrench to release the tension on the tensioner to release the belt counter clockwise.





Remove dust cover from the top pulley and remove to access the tensioner bolts below.





Remove top and bottom tensioner bolts.








Install is the reverse. Here’s a diagram of the belt if you forgot to take a picture.






The hardest part is getting the fan back on. Be patience and remember to spin the fan right to left when putting it back on.

Enjoy and I hope this helps all..



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Just got my 325ci and belts were old. had my tech put new belts on and he made mistake and showed me how easy it is.
This morning, the idler pulley is squealing LOUD. Orileys had 2 in stock for $39.95.
Watched you tube vid by solidjake. Took 1 hr including driving to get pulley.
Now my ride is quiet. Ahhhh
 
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