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Old 09-05-2013, 05:09 AM   #1
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Default AC Belt Tensioner missing -- no housing

Wow just noticed that im missing the AC Belt Tensioner...not just the tensioner but also the housing that holds the tensioner since the threading where the bolt that holds the tensioner on is broken in half. I now need some help finding this part, I can find the tensioner but I also need the housing that it bolts on to...no luck finding it on RealOEM. Please help.

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With the current heat wave, the pulleys have been making a loud squealing banshee noise when the AC is turned on during hot days. Thought I could try adjusting the tensioner first since the belt looked new but nope, no tensioner!

Must've been broken off by the previous owner's mechanic. Also appears that they put on a different belt (not for BMW) to compensate for the missing tensioner. Belt is slightly loose and does work fine most of the time, but lately the whole AC drive belt system is making embarrassing loud squealing noises.

Attached are a couple pics, hopefully you guys can figure out the part I need because I cant seem to find it on realoem. I can find the tensioner needed but NOT the housing that holds it.
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I just sold a bracket to someone who had the same problem
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
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I just sold a bracket to someone who had the same problem
Any idea what the bracket is called (search words) or where I might find one? How much should I expect to spend if I can ever find one?

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Part #1 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...92&hg=64&fg=50
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Oh dude you rock! Thank you very much. May karma reward you tenfold in the near future.

Man i wasnt even close to being in the correct section on realoem and my other searches kept leading to different vehicles.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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Should be easy to find in a wrecking yard off any 318.. (JUst make sure its a M44 or M42 as appropriate.

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Old 09-09-2013, 03:17 AM   #7
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i think there is one in the yard here in mass where i deal with.. just saying.. if not to expensive i can check into it for you. im calling them tomorrow for the oil pan i need for mine lemme know
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Thanks guys, ecs has the part. I just had trouble finding the part#/name but thanks to shellbacks help, all is well.

Hopefully install is smooth.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:32 AM   #9
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ok good luck with it
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