Tip & How-To about BMW 318

Changing a serpentine belt on an E36 BMW 318i(316i)

Remove the radiator cowling. It has 2 connecting clips(arrowed in photo)




Remove these clips by pushing out the centre portion with a small screwdriver as shown below.



Lift the cowlin up and remove. Be careful of pushing it against the radiator fins.
Locate the A/C tensioner pulley on the righthand side of the enginebetween the A/C compressor and Crankshaft, and pry off the dust cover(arrowed) with a screwdriver.



Loosen the 13mm nut inside and remove the belt.
Turn the 16mm bolt on the serpentine tensioner pulleycounter clockwise to slacken the belt and remove the belt. Refit the new belt to the routing diagram below and using the 1st track (closest to the engine) on the crankshaft

  1. Crankshaft
  2. Water pump/fan pulley
  3. Idler pulley
  4. Alternator
  5. Power steering
  6. Sepentine belt tensioner



If you are replacing the tensioner pulley remember that it is held in place by a reverse threaded bolt, so turn clockwise to loosen it.
Refit the A/C belt. fasten the tensioner pulley bolt by hand. Using a 10mm allen key in the hole in the pulley(arrowed), tension the belt, keep pressure on the allen key and fasten the pulley bolt with a wrench.

When refitting the fan shroud, position the shroud. It has a tab on each side halfway down the shroud that needs to locate in the radiator. Remove the centre pin from the shroud's clips completely. Insert the clip into its position and then insert the centre pin of the clip and push it in until flush with the clip itself.

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Carry out following work: Removing: - Undo and remove bolts -4- at top from radiator grille -1-. - Lever out spreader rivets -3- (Qty: 4) from below using a screwdriver. - Push thickness gauge -6- with the thickest feeler (1 mm) into space between radiator grille trim -2- and clip -5-. Note
This releases the latch -arrow-. - Using the front end hook -3370--7-, pull the radiator grille trim -2- out of the clip -5-"carefully" in -direction of arrow-. Fit on the right-hand side. - With help of a second mechanic, pull radiator grille trim -2- parallel out of the clips -5-. Caution
Radiator grille trim -2- is seated very tightly in the clips -5-.

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- Remove bolts -2- on left and right. - Remove radiator grille -1- upwards.
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  1. From inside vehicle, release hood.
  2. Remove four quarter turn nylon push pins retaining RH cowl vent screen
  3. Remove push-on clips retaining RH cowl vent screen and remove RH cowl vent screen from vehicle.
  4. Remove two screws and remove cowl top inner panel shield from vehicle.
  5. (RH IS THE PASSENGER SIDE THE COWL IS THE PLASTIC PIECE AROUND WHERE THE WIPER BLADES ARE)

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how do you take the grille off of a 1996 isuzu trooper 2




Trooper
See Figures 3, 4 and 5


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Fig. 3: Front grille assembly-1984-94 Trooper


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Fig. 4: Front grille assembly-1995-96 Trooper


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Fig. 5: Retainer clip used to secure the front grille
  1. Raise the hood and support it with the prop rod.
  2. On 1981-94 models, remove the retainer screws from around each headlight.
  3. Remove the retainer screws from the corners and center of the grille.
  4. Using a small prytool to press the tab on each of the grille retainer clips at the top of the grille upward while pulling the grille away from the radiator support.
  5. When all the tabs have been released, lift the grille up slightly and out to remove.
To install:
  1. Engage the lower portion of the grille into the radiator support.
  2. Carefully push the grille toward the radiator support, making sure the retainer clips align with their respective mounting hole. Once all the holes align, press the grille and retainer in until it clicks into position.
  3. Install the retainer screws from the corners and center of the grille.
  4. On 1981-94 models, install the retainer screws around the headlight.

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once the hood is open, go to the passenger side. there you will see push pins, gently push the centres and remove them. pull up on the cowl screen. then there will be 2 clips one on either side of the filter housing. unclip and swing the lid up and remove the filter and install the new one. then just reverse the steps

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1. Open hood.
2. Use a small flat screwdriver to CAREFULLY pry open cap leading to the headlight. Start directly underneath the tab that says "V2." Be careful not to break the tabs! -- to do this simply push the small screwdriver under the tab, as you push it in, you will hear the clip release. The cap will pop and remove very easily after that.
3. Pull out wire harness connecting to the bulb, push the spring clip in and to the side to release the clip and then you can pull the bulb out. Put the new bulb in (do not touch the glass portion or the bulb can explode from the oil residue) and reverse to close everything back up

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