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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
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Your Ride: 1999 320i
Belts tensioner and things that spin
how long should the belt tensioner last? I had the belt tensioner replaced bout a year ago. My mechanic thinks i need to change it again when the belts making this 'squek squek' sound. belts are brand new
Been raining here like noah, so there been a lot of water splashed up into the engine bay. Is it dirt or gunk in the tensioner seals? I don't have a spare one in hand
I don't know what metal shield bearings are, but the pulleys are simple to remove and install- just use a hex key (8mm, if I remember correctly) in the center after you pop off the plastic center cover. Then reattaching the belts are easy too- just remember the big one goes on first, then the small one for the AC.