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Old 08-12-2012, 03:02 PM
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WP time

Well I've got squeaky birds under my hood, so I guess it's water-pump time. My question is, do I really need to pull the (new) radiator to replace the pump, or can I just do the fan? I've done WP's on an e28 and e38. It's no biggie, just curious, Thanx
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:02 PM
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You will just have to remove the fan and see if you have enough room. However, I would not necessarily attribute the sound to the WP. I would be more suspicious of the tensioner pulley or the idler pulley.

My suggestion would be to remove the serpentine belt, rotated each component driven by the belt (pulleys, WP, alternator, etc.) and listen for noise and feel for lack of smoothenss. You may find it something much easier and inexpensive.
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ill second you on the belt tensioner pulley. had same noise . For about 15 bucks on ebay 20 min change out with allen key at the face of pully.

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Old 08-16-2012, 02:57 AM
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Thanks guys. A nice inexpensive solution. I've only had this car a few weeks, so I don't know what's broke yet.
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1984 e30 325 junked
1990 GS N8303
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1998 740 gone
1986 535 gone
1984 533 gone
1980 320 gone
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:45 AM
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i alsao move for the pulley.

I had the squeak and i changed it out from a mechanical tensioner to a hydraulic tensioner.
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