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#1 (permalink) Old 07-21-2005, 04:35 PM
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do our cars have an automatic belt tensioner?

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If you mean Timing Belt, than our cars dont have it. Bimmers use chain (2 of them).

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im talkin about accessory belts

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nevermind, i already replaced the belts...and to answer my own question for you others:

>we have a spring loaded one that requires loosening (AC belt)

>and a spring loaded one that just takes a socket and you turn it to the left (counter clockwise) and the whole tensioner moves, not the nut (other accessories)

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Sorry for comment, I missunderstood.

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nevermind, i already replaced the belts...and to answer my own question for you others:

>we have a spring loaded one that requires loosening (AC belt)

>and a spring loaded one that just takes a socket and you turn it to the left (counter clockwise) and the whole tensioner moves, not the nut (other accessories)
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Hmmm..... mine turns clockwise (if you are standing in front of the car, facing the car).

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automatic as in how? we do have them yes, mine is sprung , not hyrdrolic.

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I think he means autmomatic as in self-tensioning.

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i know this is an old thread but need some advice/help. I have new belts on my car and now believe I need to replace on of my belt tensioners (sometimes makes a belt squeal sound when cold at idle). When I replace the one tensioner should I just replace ALL the tensioners? I think there are like 3? I have about 115K miles '94 325is, and don't want any probs down the road!
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no, just has the one tensioner for serpentine belt and one for the A/C belt. The one making the noise on cold start-up is the serpentine belt tensioner. Definitely replace the tensioner and it would be a good idea to replace the deflection pulley as well (also called idler pully).. Replace those with a new belt and you will be amazed at how quiet and healthy the engine will sound. SUch a good feeling to have my car with 145K miles idle without a sound..

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So then I should replace the serpentine tensioner, a/c belt tensioner, and the deflection pully tensioner (all 3)??
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well what engine are we talking M42, M44, M50, M52?

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talking bout a M50TU in a '94 325is
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deflection pulley is not a tensioner...just a pulley. The accesory belt tensioner is the one u should def replace. It's a judgement call on the A/C tensioner. It is winter anyway so you could alawys remove the A/C belt all together and replace that stuff closer to warmer weather.
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deflection pulley is not a tensioner...just a pulley. The accesory belt tensioner is the one u should def replace. It's a judgement call on the A/C tensioner. It is winter anyway so you could alawys remove the A/C belt all together and replace that stuff closer to warmer weather.
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