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2004 ford explorer how do you release the tension on the tensioner for the belt replacement

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You put a ratchet or breaker bar into the square hole in the front of tensioner then push to the side to release pressure, do the same to get new belt on.

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    Fig. Rotate the belt tensioner to relieve tension on the belt-4.6L engine shown, others similar


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    Fig. Rotate the belt tensioner to relieve tension on the belt-4.6L engine shown, others similar


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    Rotate the belt tensioner to relieve tension on the belt—4.6L engine shown, others similar

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