1998-02 Ford Escort Serpentine Belt Tensioner with Pulley - 1AEBT00059

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This replacement serpentine belt tensioner is just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again! If you are hearing a whirring noise from the front of your engine or if your belt often screeches you may be in need of a new belt tensioner. This part commonly wears out between 60,000 and 70,000 Miles. If it fails suddenly it can leave you stranded.


  • Brand New Serpentine Belt Tensioner
  • Includes pulley
  • Replaces dealer part number: F8CZ-6B209-AA, F8CZ6B209AA
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

NOTE: For Escort ZX2 Models: This part is correct for the ZX2 Models only. It is not correct for ZX2 S/R Models. For the correct part for the S/R models please see our other listings.

This tensioner makes a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer unit.

Item Condition: New

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Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt (0:59)
    • Familiarize yourself with the belt routing diagram
    • Remove the seven 10mm nuts from the splash shield
    • Pull the splash shield aside
    • Attach a 13mm socket and ratchet to the tensioner pulley
    • Turn the tensioner pulley clockwise to loosen the serpentine belt
    • Pull the belt off of the crankshaft pulley
    • Pull the belt down and out
  2. step : Removing the Serpentine Belt Tensioner (3:15)
    • Pry the tensioner away from the engine with a pry bar to access the bolts
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the tensioner
    • Pull the tensioner off and out
  3. step : Installing the New Serpentine Belt Tensioner (5:03)
    • Lift the new tensioner into place
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the tensioner
  4. step : Installing the New Serpentine Belt (6:10)
    • Maneuver the new belt into place
    • Loop the belt below the A/C and crank pulleys
    • Pull the belt around the tensioner and the water pump to the alternator
    • Bring the belt around the idler pulley and onto the power steering pulley
    • Reposition the belt as necessary
    • Pull the belt off of the crank pulley
    • Attach a 13mm ratchet to the tensioner
    • This may be a 15mm bolt if the tensioner has been replaced
    • Turn the tensioner clockwise to loosen the belt
    • Stretch the belt onto the crank pulley
    • Check that the belt is routed correctly
    • Put the splash shield into place
    • Insert the 10mm bolts into the splash shield

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket

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Year Make Model Description
1998-2002Ford Escort Ford Escort ZX2 Coupe Serpentine Belt Tensioner with Pulley L4 2.0L (8th Vin Digit 3)
Part #: 1AEBT00059

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