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Old 02-16-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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Water pump replacement cost for 1997 540i?

Hello, just curious, how much does it cost to replace the water pump on the 540i '97? It seems to be making strange noises from time to time, must be ball bearing inside or something. The noise comes from the front of the car where the belts are, and sounds like a small model plane propeller kind of sound and creates some vibrations too. It only appears when the engine is idling, revving the engine makes it go away.

It looks like a water pump(not sure) or maybe a pulley with worn-out ball bearings. I stopped the fan during engine idling and the noise still continued, I pulled the fan blades backward and forward and that affected the noise too.

Will go to the mechanic tomorrow morning and will find out what it is.
BMW 1997 540i 6spd

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