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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old Yesterday, 04:25 PM
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Squeling at idle

I have a1999 323ic and when ever at idle it has a high pitch squeling I have read on here to replace idler tension pulleys and I did and also the water pump . And no better I listen and felt and seems like coming from oil filter housing . Any suggestion on what it could be .
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Alternator bearing(s).
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That was my initial thought

That what I first thought it was . Would that explain y it only does it at idle . I can fill a vibration threw the filter housing when it squeling .
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I said it was a squealing but more like a high pitch chirp there another thread about same thing on here with a video and that is spot on how it sound . They said it was the pulleys so I got new ones and replaced them but still the same
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I can fill a vibration threw the filter housing when it squeling .
The alternator is attached to the oil filter housing.

I'm thinking alternator bearings too.
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