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Old 07-20-2012, 02:33 PM
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Question 95 740iL - Noisy

When i start my 95 bmw 740il the car starts but the pulleys are squeaking and it sounds like it needs to be lubed or something but i dont know if i should wd-40 it or get new pulleys, how should i fix this problem and save money doing it?
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:37 PM
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Question Noisy

When i start my 95 bmw 740il the car starts but the pulleys are squeaking and it sounds like it needs to be lubed or something but i dont know if i should wd-40 it or get new pulleys, how should i fix this problem and save money doing it?
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:51 PM
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if the squeking goes away you eighter need a new belt

or

a tensioner

or

a roller ..

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:54 AM
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so i should wd-40 the pulleys and what about the fan it looks and sound like it needs some lube also, what do you think?
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:12 PM
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you should first take the belt off and see which tensioner or pulley is making noise ..

then you replace it or them

get a new belt

install and noise should go away

LUBE will NOT fix your problem
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:19 PM
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For me to do that would i need a special tool or something of the sorts?

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Old 08-10-2012, 05:31 AM
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Old belts get a glaze on them. The glaze squeaks. Bearings make a different noise. Spray some water at the belts while its running. If noise reduces or goes away change the belts!
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