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I need to replace the drive belt on my 98 Ford Escort ZX2 manual transmission and need a diagram and to know where the tensioner is located. It is a single belt.

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There are 3 possbile diagrams, depending on whether it's equipped with AC and engine type. The 3 are listed below. Thank you for using Fixya and please remember to return to rate this answer.
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