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1999 ford ranger: 2.5 liter..timing belt and tensioner..tool

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I have 1999 ford ranger 2.5 liter, replaced timing belt and tensioner and was told i have to have a tool to reset spring.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 5 years ago.
They list a tool to use to reset the belt tension but it isnt necessary. A long pry bar can be used to push the belt tensioner back with the old belt installed to relieve betl tension andlock it down then once the new belt is installed simply loosen the belt tensioner and rotate the engine over to set tension and lock it down then recheck timing marks to make sure it is timed properly.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
old belt broke and i removed bolt that held spring in place
Expert:  HDGENE replied 5 years ago.
The bolt and spring can be reinstalled without using a tool you will just need to use a prybar to push the tensioner back to apply pressure to the spring and lock both bolts back down in place.