Re: Timing belt tensioner tool
Young grasshopper, long pry bar is your friend. (in the best ancient Asian accent you can muster)
I actually went to the Ford Dealership and they told me they don't even have or use that tool. They told me they simply use a long pry bar to get the tensioner back. If I remember correctly there is a point with a screw to wedge the pry bar in there and pushing the tensioner back is a breeze. There is a helluva lot of tension on that tensioner, but the pry bar made quick and easy work of pushing it back. Don't be afraid to put the pry bar right on the tensioner roller. Let me know how yiou make out. Also I had to use a good impact gun to get the bolt out of the crank pulley. Hope you are not having trouble with that as well.