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Check the Belts: 2000-2006 BMW X5

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The video above shows how to check the belts on your 2001 BMW X5 - if it gives more than a half inch when pressed, is cracked, frayed or appears shiny, you should change it (or have it changed) immediately. Worn belts in a X5 are one of those things that can cause a lot of problems if ignored, while typically being fairly cheap and easy to replace. Check out our parts page for coupons on new belts for your X5!

The belts in your X5 connect your engine to many of the components you use every day such as your air conditioner, battery (via the alternator), power steering and cooling system. As such, you may experience a dead battery, difficulty steering, overheating, etc. that might be due to a worn belt, not a faulty component! If your X5 is one of those BMWs that shrieks horrendously when it runs, you likely have a worn belt, bad tensioner or both.

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