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Cant get belt back on my 90 tempo came off like nothing

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If your attempting to reinstall the serpintine belt , you will need to relax the tension pulley on the engine.
A serpintine tool is avaliable at most places that sell automotive tools. sometimes a 3/8 drive rachet/breaker bar can be used

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1994 tempo drive belt installation

You use a special tool to move the belt tensioner to release tension on the belt. Sometimes you can use a regular wrench if you have enough room.
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