Mechanics

SERPENTINE BELT REPLACMENT

1998 BMW 528

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 BMW 528 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 170000 miles

Need to replace the serpentine belt on my 1998 BMW 528i. I am pretty handy with cars and have replace belts before but never on this BMW. Could you guide me through the steps and any special tools needed?

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Drue31
June 12, 2009.




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Merlin2021
Jun 12, 2009.
Drue31, There are tools required to remove the fan, a thin 36mm open end and a holding tool for the water pump pulley and it is a left hand thread so turn to the right to loosen, then you can get a better shot at the belts. The tensioner can be unloaded by popping off the plastic caps from the center of the tensioner pulley and using a Torx driver, turn it to the right to compress the tensioner. The bolt could also have a 16mm hex head, it depends on the range of production.

Dr. Hagerty
Jun 12, 2009.

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