How do I re-install tensioner on timing belt 96 escort 1.9, compress spring with what?

Asked by Aug 03, 2014 at 10:10 AM about the Ford Escort

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replaced head and took tensioner off, how do you compress the spring to bolt it back on. this is on the timimg belt

1 Answer

114,275

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRFRgHiHnyk --- check this out. I believe yours may be similar. This guy used used a pry bar to pry tensioner back out of the way then tightened the center nut to hold it there till he got new belt on. Then loosen the bolt so tensioner will then press against the belt.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Escort Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,020
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    880
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
760 Great Deals out of 53,007 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,065 Great Deals out of 88,722 listings starting at $1,088
Used Ford Mustang
726 Great Deals out of 38,099 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Fusion
1,058 Great Deals out of 71,256 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
2,317 Great Deals out of 184,577 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Explorer
848 Great Deals out of 64,023 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Taurus
257 Great Deals out of 16,425 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Edge
801 Great Deals out of 50,736 listings starting at $2,499
Used Honda Civic
796 Great Deals out of 73,925 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
1,116 Great Deals out of 62,340 listings starting at $1,199
Used Ford Fiesta
156 Great Deals out of 16,325 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Focus RS
5 Great Deals out of 2,445 listings starting at $31,319
Used Toyota Corolla
898 Great Deals out of 57,656 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
1,045 Great Deals out of 74,331 listings starting at $295
Used Nissan Maxima
284 Great Deals out of 23,297 listings starting at $799

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.