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Where is the tension pully on a ford taurus 93?

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As you stand outside the engine compartment, facing the serpentine belt part of the motor the "tension pulley" should be in the upper right area of the belt and look like a pulley pressing against and running on the outside of the belt. These are spring tensioners and you need a tool to relieve the tension for easy belt removal and replacement.

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