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Old 04-10-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation My Serpentine Belt Broke; what other service should I get done at the same time?

Hey Guys,

The serpentine belt on my 2001 330i just broke about an hour ago while I was on the road. It didn't make a sound or anything, but I knew something was up because my power steering started to give, and then my engine temperature started to rise. I pulled over, saw the broken belt, and got a tow to BMW.

My car was leaking a clear greenish liquid which felt kind of thick, which was perhaps coolant. Do you think my water pump seized?

For sure I have to replace the v-belt, but what other things should I have done while BMW is in there? Should I replace the water pump even if it is OK? Should I also replace the A/C belt? Is there anything else that I should have done?

BMW will be looking at my car tomorrow morning sometime.

Thanks in advance,
Bryan
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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yes change them both the belt and the water pump also check if your fan has been damaged.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:07 PM   #3
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Thanks

How much do you think I should expect to pay for all of this? I was quoted about $220 for the Serpentine Belt alone (including labour and taxes).

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