When to replace the Poly V-Belt on your BMW 3 SERIES
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Serpentine belt : 30000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 d, BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320 d View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change serpentine belt on BMW E46 Touring [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Poly V-Belt for 3 Touring (E46) and other BMW models
Tools
Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E46 Touring. Tools you might need:
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 12
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Fender cover
Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E46 Touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E46 Touring. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Poly V-Belt on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320d 2.0 2000 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
    BMW 3 Touring (E46) 320i 2.2 2001 Poly V-Belt replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the fasteners of the air distribution housing assembly. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Poly V-Belt on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 318 i 2002 by yourself
    Remove the air distribution housing assembly.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove BMW 3 SERIES 330d 3.0 2003 Poly V-Belt - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Poly V-Belt on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the V-ribbed belt.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Poly V-Belt replacement on BMW 3 Touring (E46) 330xd 2.9 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Return the tensioner pulley to its initial position. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E46 Touring. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Check the condition of the tensioner pulley and idler pulley. Replace them if necessary.
  8. Step 8
    Pull aside the V-ribbed belt tensioner pulley. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a crowbar.
    Step 9
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    Install the V-ribbed belt.
    Replacement: serpentine belt – BMW E46 Touring. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure that the V-ribbed belt fits all pulleys snugly.
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