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How to pivit the tensioner when replacing the belt on the zx2 ?

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To take the Tension off your belt,on the tensioner theres a bolt in the center of the pulley, find the corrcet size socket and a Breaker Bar ,Or a 1/2 " Drive Ratchet and Socket. Take the Tension off the belt and Slide it off with one Hand.Watch how your belt was routed. So you can put the new back on right.

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Accessory drive belt routing —Ford/Mercury 2.0L (VIN P) SOHC engine with A/C



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Accessory drive belt routing —Ford/Mercury 2.0L (VIN P) SOHC engine without A/C



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http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_information/year/2000/make/ford/model/zx2/2000_ford_zx2_drive_belt_routing_diagram.htm

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