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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.
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.
The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L 6 Cyl.