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On a '98 ford escort zx2 what could be some reasons for accessory belt tensioner not moving when applying backward pressure with a 13 mm wrench?

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04/30/2007

There is a square hole it the tensioner in which to insert a 1/2 inch breaking bar or socket wrench end to pull on and release the tension. - update - Are you turning the tensioner bolt clockwise? You have to turn it clockwise for it to relieve tension. You turn counter clockwise to remove the tensioner bolt. Turning counter clockwise will not relieve tension.