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2002 focus serpentine removal

Everywhere I read it says to take tension off the tensioner pulley. This is my problem. How do you do this? What tools are required?

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The tensioner pully is a spring loaded arm and pully that rests against the belt.
You will find a square hole in the arm of the pully, this will fit a 3/8" ratchet drive.
You can use either the drive handle of a ratchet wrench, or a 3/8" drive breaker bar.
Snap the drive handle into the hole and turn in the direction that releases tension on the belt.
Make sure to release the arm slowly to avoid injury once the belt is off.

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