When to replace the Poly V-Belt on your BMW 5 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Serpentine belt : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530 d, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 525 d, BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change serpentine belt on BMW E39 Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Poly V-Belt for 5 Touring (E39) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E39 touring. Tools you'll need:
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #24
Combination spanner #32
Clip removal tool
Fender cover
Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E39 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E39 touring. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW 5 Touring (E39) 530d 3.0 1997 Poly V-Belt - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the fan shroud clips. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the cooling fan fastener. Use a combination spanner #32 (2 pieces).
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the fan shroud. Remove the cooling fan.
  6. Step 6
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    Pull aside the V belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #16.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the V belt.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E39 touring. AUTODOC recommends:
    Check the condition of the tensioner pulley and idler pulley. Replace them if necessary.
  8. Step 8
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    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position.
  9. Step 9
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    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #24.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the V-ribbed belt.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E39 touring. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Check the condition of the tensioner pulley and idler pulley. Replace them if necessary.
  11. Step 11
    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position.
    Step 12
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    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #24.
  12. Step 13
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    Install the V-ribbed belt.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E39 touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure that the V-ribbed belt fits all pulleys snugly.
  13. Step 14
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    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position.
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