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1997 BMW 328iC Question: Replacement of serpentine belts (air conditioner AND power steering)& tensioners

 

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DKHarrison, Alameda, CA, March 23, 2012, 20:56
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How much should it cost me for labor and parts to replace 2 serpentine belts (air conditioner AND power steering, etc. belts). Also need to replace ac belt tension pulley, as well as on the power steering ,etc. belt the idler pulley and tension pulley (cover and wheel).

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    TimGoodreau March 24, 2012, 07:48
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    Labor costs,they differ from state to state,but this work should only take about 1- 1 1/2 hours to do.dependingon how close everything is in relation to the area that needs the work.

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    DKHarrison, March 24, 2012, 14:29
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    I'm in the bay area in california.

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    TimGoodreau, March 24, 2012, 15:21
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    What I mean is in the engine compartment of your car.

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    Hal... (see my shops), March 24, 2012, 21:12
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    A little less than $200 would cover it. This is a very simple repair. You could accomplish yourself and save the money.

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    TimGoodreau, March 25, 2012, 05:06
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    That's what I was actually getting to,but that's very true,all you need to do is find the tensioner pulley and use a wreck to loosen the belt,take the old off,put the new on and reset the pulley.make sure you use the same route for the new as the old.

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