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Old 05-18-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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Well, it turns out the tensioner just needed to be man-handled once the timing belt tension was set. The little fork thing still didn't move when I moved the hex thing, but like in the 2nd video above, it moved if I squeezed the belt.

Thanks to a neighbor who as been a mechanic several years, I now have a running Focus again.

(Man, that timing belt was bad...cracks everywhere. I was definately on borrowed time with that thing!)
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