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Trouble finding the tensioner pulley on my 1998 ford escort zx2

Where is the serpentine belt tensioner pulley on a 1998 ford escort zx2?

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Email me at iambanshee74@yahoo.com and I can get a diagram to you so you know exactly what you are looking for under the hood.

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