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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
 

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Remove the belt, hold each pulley, idler bearing and tensioner firmly, wiggle it. If they do not wobble even slightky, and if they each rotate in a single plane, then you either have an overdrive pulley somewhere but a stock belt, or you were sold the wrong belt (the old one on your car may have been the wrong length as well).

Goto realoem.com, put in the last 7 digits of your vin.number, drill down the parts diagrams to the exact part number for the belt and recheck.

In any case, doublecheck the length of the new belt using a tape measure. The numbers stamped on the belt in white refer to its length.in millimeters.
 

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I create the tension with a wrench, and lock it in with tightening a bolt...
 

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Remove the belt, hold each pulley, idler bearing and tensioner firmly, wiggle it. If they do not wobble even slightky, and if they each rotate in a single plane, then you either have an overdrive pulley somewhere but a stock belt, or you were sold the wrong belt (the old one on your car may have been the wrong length as well).

Goto realoem.com, put in the last 7 digits of your vin.number, drill down the parts diagrams to the exact part number for the belt and recheck.

In any case, doublecheck the length of the new belt using a tape measure. The numbers stamped on the belt in white refer to its length.in millimeters.
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