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2003 BMW 325i Question: serpentine belt specs

 

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03bimmer, La Puente, CA, June 30, 2009, 11:44
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how to remove and install serpentine beltfor the alt,p/s pump,

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, December 16, 2009, 12:42
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    I suggest getting a repair manual from Bentley: http://bit.ly/Bentley_Repair_Manuals

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    Visitor, August 30, 2010, 23:12

    there is an idler or tension pulley above the alternator but closer to the water pump pulley, feel just below the top belt and you will feel a casting for a 17mm socket head. I had to use a cheater bar on the end of my ratchet....here is something very helpful if you look at the tension housing you will see two castings that appear as though a small bolt would fit through if they were lined up and that is correct this allows you to release tension on your ratchet and change out the belt.

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