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No, some tensioner arms have a square hole for a 3/8 drive ratchet or breaker bar to be inserted into for releasing the tension to change the belt. If you do not see one (square hole) then I use the bolt in the center of the tensioner pulley, works every time. Hope this helps, let me know.

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