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#1 (permalink) Old 11-14-2008, 12:17 PM
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Can anyone point me to a procedure for replacing front belts on my 2002 530i?

Looks like the most difficult part is getting the fan cowling off...
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I did it without taking anything off. Just access everything from underneath the car, there's more room there. The big serpentine belt will actually slip over the fan for replacement.

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Thanks Dudesky! That seems painfully obvious now. I will give that a look this weekend.
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Typically just have to loosen clamp holding the tensioners

And you should not need to mess with cowlings.
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