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2008 BMW 5-Series 528i 4dr Sedan RWD

2008 BMW 5-Series
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
17 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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March 15, 2013, 1:43 pm

Will H
 

Question: Symptom: whining sound coming from the passenger side of the engine

When I first start the car, there is no noise. Just a beautiful purr. However after warming up there is a whining sound coming from the passenger side of the engine. And this is at the idle. When I rive up the sound not only continues but also goes faster


March 29, 2013, 10:45 am

Elizabeth K
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The first step is to have the drive belts and bearings inspected. Have the belts removed, and check all the pulleys for smoothness and wear. If your belts are more than a few years old, replacing them as a maintenance procedure is recommended.


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