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Old Feb 4th, 2014, 11:14 AM
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Exclamation Belt problem? HELP

Hi, I'm new here!

I have a Mini one, 51 plate..

Recently i took it to a garage because i heard a squealing coming from the drivers side under the bonnet.. Turns out its a belt (not sure what belt though?!) If you open the bonnet it's the belt that is the drivers side and you can see quite clearly.. Anyway, with the engine on he said i needed a new belt and this should fix the problem. However, he didn't even check the belt whilst the engine was off and in my view the belt doesn't even look damaged?!

If it helps.. The noise stops after the engine is warmed up and right now the temperature is quite cold and we've had a lot of rain.

(I'm a girl and have no idea what im talking about btw)

PLEASE HELP!
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Old Feb 4th, 2014, 12:09 PM
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Hi ya

There is only one belt on your car it drives the water pump and alternator, it should be changed at the inspection 2 service.
The belt will stop squealing when it hot as rubber contracts as it warms up and will also become more playable.

If it's starting to squeal it needs to be changed really, it's not going to get any better. It could also eventually cause damage to your car.
While the belt is off get the belt tensioner checked, to make shore it's working correctly, a bad tensioner would cause the belt to squeal as well. But the belt is the cheapest option and normally the problem.

If you buy one from bmw there 20 ish or go to a motor factors there about 10 ish

It takes about 15-20 min to change the belt, but if you have small hands it takes 5 min.

Hope this helps
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