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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-18-2004, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I own a 1991 BMW 318i, and just this morning I noticed that the car started to squeak. So I decided to open the hood and play around with the throttle. The squeak is very intermittent and doens't last long. Once it starts squeaking it only lasts for no more than 2-3 seconds at most and than it goes away. I sprayed some WD-40 at the belts thinking that could be it (just old belts). I do'nt know any other reasons why a car would squeak? Do you folks have any ohter ideas as to what would make a car squeak upon gradual acceleration? And if it's just belts will it eventually get worse? Thanks
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hahaha i have the same problem....lol...only happens in the rain or moist weather right.

I think its the power steering pulley.

Try to lube that up.
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wd 40 will help kill ur belts faster... CHANGE THEM IF THEY ARE CRACKING ASAP!!!
if its a pulley let me know, i have them out of my e30 and i will gladly sell them cheap. if u need any other engine/car parts for 91 318i lemme know. i also have belts too. $2 each. plus shipp. no cracks.

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I have never heard it happen before. But when it happened yesterday morning, I think it may have been a brief rain the night before. But like I mentioned, this hasn't happened to me before. But I don't have to steer my wheel to get that noise, it just happens during acceleration and and happened slightly when I was playing around with the throttle with the car idled and the hood opened. Any other ideas? I'll check for cracks in the belt.
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if u think its a belt, u can wiggle them to see how tight they are. there shouldnt be more than 1/2 inch of play in them or u need to adjust them at the tensioner.

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yea i adjusted my tensior...didnt help. I think its the pully for the power steering
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yea i adjusted my tensior...didnt help. I think its the pully for the power steering
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ill sell it to u cheap...how much u got??
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yea i adjusted my tensior...didnt help. I think its the pully for the power steering
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ill sell it to u cheap...how much u got??
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3000 dollars...but it doesnt bother me right now, I am in the process of figuring out those dammed lights....so maybe when i finish up that problem.
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