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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 11-22-2015, 08:20 AM
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E70 3.0SI Serpentine Belt removal Help!

been trying to figure this out since yesterday.. X5 08 3.0

how would i replace my serpentine belt if the AC belt is in the way? i removed the black bar on top of the fan and now i have access to the tensioner but i cannot remove it as the ac belt is on the way?

do i have to remove the fan too? or jack the car and access underneath?

been looking at it and i dont see any tensioner on the compressor side (see pics attached) so i cant remove or put the new belts on ..

appreciate any help, thanks.




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Old 11-22-2015, 08:51 AM
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just guessing, but id never consider replacing only ONE belt. Take both off, reinstall.
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:52 AM
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^^ i cant even remove the AC belt.. see pic - there is no tensioner.
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:01 AM
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try this

http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...my-2008-a.html
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:13 AM
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main belt and tensioner job completed.. i have no choice but to cut using a box cutter my AC belt as i have no other way in removing it.. no AC for me for now lol..

belts looks bad even the AC belt.




now to find a shop that can install an AC belt for me or anyone can confirm that Lisle 59370 will work? its available in my local oreilly's at $19?

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Old 11-22-2015, 01:36 PM
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Be sure to read the link from ard above. The Lisle tool apparently will not work. The individual in that link made his own jig from a piece of scrap metal and was able to get the stretch belt on with that.

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Old 11-22-2015, 08:14 PM
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Be sure to read the link from ard above. The Lisle tool apparently will not work...
The Lisle tool did work on my 2012 X5d, but the OP should inspect the pulley for the "ridge" noted in the link.

Even with the correct tool to install the stretch belt, it is possible for the belt to incorrectly seat on the pulley. I had a replacement belt fail after a few hundred miles, most likely because it was not seated in all the grooves.

The Lisle tool (and also this other design) require the crank pulley to be manually rotated (might need another tool).

This is the "official" BMW tool to install the stretch belt.
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