Grinding noise in my pulleys.
I decided to start taking on some of the repair work on my 2000 328ci since I got a Bentley manual as gift after complaining about the financial working over I get if I go to a dealership.
I've taken on some smaller repairs that have taken me only a few days to finish. Like changing my windshield wipers.
Now I've got a bigger problem. I'll try to be as precise as possible. When my car is idling there is a loud "ball bearings in a blender" noise coming from one of the pulleys. When I put the car in park, with the engine on, the noise is much fainter. When I acclerate and the car is in motion the noise is completely gone. The noise has gotten progressively worse. I've looked through the forums on my own and it seems like it's the bearings in my upper tension pulley?
Your input would be greatly appreciated.