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  1. E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hello fellow Bimmers. Well I'll get straight to the point.. I'm having an issue taking off the AC belt. I have read online that there should be a tensioner of some kind. I have easily located the ones for the alternator and power steering but when reading online it will say that "the process...
  2. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    I recently bought a used 2009 X3 from a local Toyota Dealership. After getting it home I discovered that the passenger seat occupancy sensor was malfunctioning and that there was a wiper fluid leak. I returned to the dealership, they looked at and fixed the wiper fluid lead and inspected the...
  3. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    A week ago I was cut off on the highway and was mad and floored it. After getting off the highway, at the next stop light the battery light came on, and white smoke started coming in through the dash inside the cabin and at the windshield from under the hood. I thought it was on fire. I quickly...
  4. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    HELP!! i just joined this site in hopes of solving my problem, i have a 95 530i and it wont keep the drive belt tension, i just shelled out 90 dollars for a new tensioner spring and i bought new belts and its still loose and im at my wits end ripping my hair out, PLEASE someone help
  5. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    I usually hear this noise when the car is at idle and usually after driving for about 20-30 mins. I would come to a stop put the car in park and seconds later hear the loud whistling noise coming from the left front wheel. At first i thought it was that ac blower noise most people talk about but...
  6. Mobile Electronics and Lighting
    I recently totalled my BMW 740il and have few parts lying around. All items are either new or in great condition and need a new home. Brand NEW - Coolant Bleed Screw $2 Brand NEW - Continental AC belt $10 Brand NEW - Continental Serpentine Belt $20 Brand NEW - E38 fog lights (pair with...
  7. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    When I first got my Z3 the seat belts worked perfectly, but for the last several weeks, the passenger-side seat belt has been acting up and refusing to extend at odd intervals. We've followed suggestions and stuffed the belt back into the receptacle, whereupon the system sometimes works, but...
  8. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hi everyone!!!! I have a 2004 BMW 745li and need to replace the rear seat belt. Been looking with no luck on the procedure, or just not typing the right words. If anyone could help it would be appreciated. Oh no fault issues!!! My daughter somehow got twisted in the belt and the fire...
  9. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hi all. I'm new here. I thought this would be a great place to possibly help me sort this out. I took my car in today because the steering has been less responsive than normal and I noticed a "clicking" type of sound if I jolt the wheel. I took it to a German auto mechanic and he said it is my...
  10. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    I just completed (or thought I had) the longest, most drawn-out project I've ever undertaken. It started out with trying to determine if something in the wiring was causing P0335 (crankshaft position sensor) and P0727 (engine speed sensor). It turned into a marathon of: R&R the CCV and...
  11. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    i have a 1999 z3 roadster with two broken seat belt guides. i also have a machine shop. i am going to make a set of these guides for my vehicle out of aluminum, would anyone else be interested in a set of these. from what i read, it seems they all break. we could supply these in pretty much...
  12. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    Hi When I start my car it makes a loud awful screeching noise. I took it into dealer and they said it is the a/c belt. My friend changed the drivers belt, b/c it was easy to get too, it was changed in 2 minutes...the noise was still there. I took my car back to dealer and they said it is the a/c...
  13. E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
    My try at an inexpensive replacement for the hard-to-install replacement plastic seat-belt guides for the Z3. http://home.earthlink.net/~riende9/z3_belt_guide.html
  14. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So, here is the deal. I replaced my water pump, pulleys (idler, tensioner, and water pump), and belts. Things were working perfectly for about a year. Then, one night me and my best friend did two 0-60 runs just to see how fast my 97 528 was. This was the only abnormal driving I did since I baby...
  15. E34 (1989 - 1995)
    I have an 1992 525i, my car was overheating and i didn't know because the antifreeze and everything was fine, the steering locked up and i got the car to my house in one piece. then realized the belt broke for the fan i guess? so I am just wondering did i permanently mess up my steering or...
  16. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi, I have a 1992 325i and the A/C needs a recharge but i went in and they said i will need some seals and stuff replaced which i dont want to pay for right now since winter is around the corner... But my dad said in his old truck the freon went low and it seized the pump and snapped the belt. i...
  17. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    Hi fellow BMW-ers. I have an issue. I recently replaced my Serpentine Belt on my BMW. I am trying to tighten back to where it was previously with the old belt, but I cannot get the tensioner to go back to the previous state. If you look at this pic I found on the site...
  18. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hey Guys, It is time to change the serpentine and ac belts on my 2005 x3 3.0. Has anyone done this job on an x3? Will I need a special tool to remove the fan? Is it the same process that I have seen for the 3.0 for other bmw's? Thanks, Hans
  19. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Thank you for your advice and counsel! 2000 323i , 160K miles, just "threw" a small belt, in tact, that got tangled with larger belt just behind radiator. Engine overheated. Power steering was affected. What might that be?
  20. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Filled up at Shell today. Always the same station and the same pump every time. I'm just anal about that. After filling up (93 V-Power), I went to grocery store. After getting back into the car ,I went to start it up and it just kept turning over and over. After 4 seconds or so, I turned it off...
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