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Can you replace the auto tensioner on your 95 Escort?

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2006-10-23 00:29:48
2006-10-23 00:29:48

I'm assuming you mean for the serpetine belt? If so, yes you can. It's held on by a single bolt I think. It's generally good practice to change the tensioner when you change the belt. It's not too pricey.

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