Question about 2000 BMW 3 Series
I have a 2000 bmw 323i, and this is what happened: I was driving on the highway and noticed my car battery light come on and then looked at my temp gauge and it was getting very hot, so i quickly pulled over and noticed a little smoke coming from the engine and the radiator fluid had spilled a little bit, so i filled it up with some more and no leak but when i looked closer at the engine i seen the belts loose, and i was able to pull the small belt but not the longer one. was wondering what happed and is the car totaled and what i need to do to fix this and any suggestion on how much it will cost. the tow truckdriver looked at it and said it was your sepentine belts.
Sounds like the serpentine belt has failed and needs replacement. the belt tensioner may have failed as well but you'll need to check that. as far as totalling the motor... that depends how hot it got and for how long. best bet is to replace the belt and start it up (after checking all the fluid levels) and see how it runs.
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