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How to replace belt tensioner on a 1989 Ford Tempo.

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Release tension on the belt. Remove the belt from the pulley, remove the belt tensioner, install new belt tensioned w/lock-tite on mounting bolt, and torquing bolt to specified measurement. Reinstall belt and viola.

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