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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.
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.