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E21, E30General discussion and technical help for 1975-1991 3 series cars.
In the depth of the coldest winter my 1987 325 has ever seen, my fan belt started slipping and making a terrible squeaking noise. I originally though it was part of my clutch assembly, because it doesn't squeal all the time, but it's been proven to be the belt (a/c compressor sends it haywire).
This morning on the way to school, the belt slipped a good bit, I smelled something akin to burning rubber, and was thoroughly frightened. I popped the hood and the smell wasn't too prominent, but it was there. The belt itself looks alright, though I obviously couldn't see all of it. How hard is it to replace the belt in an M20? Am I going to need any specific tools? I need the car every day, so I'd like to do this myself instead of giving it to my mechanic for a week.
Location: Westlake Village, SoCal Posts: 876,653,598
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shouldnt be too expensive to replace also, just bavauto or something for the part.
"You've got to fix the nut behind the wheel before you start fixing the bolts on the car"
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