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Belt Tensioner Assembly (96-99 GT)

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Features & Details

  • Provides Proper Serpentine Belt Tension
  • Steel Pulley
  • Sealed-For-Life Bearing
  • Direct Fit Replacement
  • Ford Motor Company Equivalent Part# F7LZ 6B209 AA, F8AZ 6B209 AA
  • Fits 1996-1999 GT Mustangs
Correct Tension. Is your GT Mustangs serpentine belt slipping or squealing? Then you may be in need of a Replacement Belt Tensioner to provide the correct tension to fix the problem.

OEM Quality. Made to the original factory specifications, this Replacement Mustang Belt Tensioner has a 76mm steel pulley that features a sealed-for-life bearing to provide long reliable maintenance-free operation.

Application. This Belt Tensioner Assembly is designed for use on the 1996 to 1999 GT Mustangs equipped with the SOHC 4.6L V8 engine. Equivalent to Ford part# F7LZ 6B209 AA or F8AZ 6B209 AA.
  • Pulley Diameter: 76mm
  • Pulley Bearing Diameter: 40mm
  • Pulley Bearing Inner Diameter: 17mm
  • Pulley Grooves: 0
  • Pulley Material: Steel
  • Pulley/Belt Type: Serpentine
  • Maximum Belt Width: 20"

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Belt Tensioner
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99

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5/5
Another excellent transaction

Tensioner fits like a charm, great price and Free Shipping! American Muscle is always free, not like places that say Free Shipping (if you spend so much) or you buy certain parts, or you pay for shipping ...

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5/5
Just As Described

This tensioner was just as described and seems to be a good quality part. Very easy to install. As always, super fast shipping on the part of AM.

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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  • 5/5

    March 08, 2016

    Belt tensioner

    Great product, fit right in to my 97 ford mustang gt. I paintedited it blue

    Casper

    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    November 23, 2015

    Great Tension

    I have a 1999 SVT Cobra and my old tensioner for some reason did not have a place to put in a socket to release the tension on the belt. I bought this one to replace the old one and release tension to replace the belt. It has a good fit and solved the problem completely. Definately a good product if your tensioner is not working very well

    Wes

    Year: 1999 Submodel: Cobra Medford OR

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  • 5/5

    August 27, 2015

    Just As Described

    This tensioner was just as described and seems to be a good quality part. Very easy to install. As always, super fast shipping on the part of AM.

    Amber

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Soperton, GA

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  • 5/5

    June 12, 2015

    Another excellent transaction

    Tensioner fits like a charm, great price and Free Shipping! American Muscle is always free, not like places that say Free Shipping (if you spend so much) or you buy certain parts, or you pay for shipping in the price. prices are lower than most and still Free (as in Beer ) shipping. this is a part that is a pita to install, just because of where its located. in my case behind the super charger. once all the parts were out of the way, it just fit, no hammers drills saws or welders needed to install it. of you idler pulleys or tensioner are looking rusty, or you need to swap out the serpentine belt. Buy this, it will make your life easier and cheaper down the road

    cameredi

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Pacific Northwet

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  • 4/5

    March 21, 2014

    Sturdy solid replacement for O.E.M ford part

    This part is exactly what I needed. My other tensioner was squealing badly and the bearing failed and also ripped my belt. This tensioner does exactly as advertised and has the proper tension to keep the belt in place and around all the other pulleys. Thanks

    mustang994life

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT NJ

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  • 5/5

    August 27, 2015

    Good Quality.. Fast shipping

    Great quality item.. Solved my squealing and slippage problems. Fast shipping and packaged well.

    97GTSVO

    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT Sterling Heights, MI

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  • 5/5

    February 16, 2015

    Great Product

    Perfect match for anyone looking to replace their belt tensioner. All of the holes line up perfectly, and there was no hassle to get it torqued down to spec. Before I replaced this, my engine was squealing like a pig, but the moment I turned my GT on after I replaced the pulley, it was back to its old purr. Install only took about 20 minutes, but just make sure that you know how the serpentine belt goes across all of the pulleys before you un-tension it. I recommend taking the serp. belt off of the alternator pulley (top pulley) when this gets replaced. It made it super easy.

    TommyTheSchmidt

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Wichita, KS

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  • 5/5

    July 18, 2014

    Good as new

    This tensioner does its job well with the added benefit of that shiny, new appearance. My old belt was slipping and getting torn and wound around the shaft of the tensioner, and the pulley had separated from the bearings causing it to grind circles into the engine block. The new tensioner went right on without difficulty, and the new belt is no longer slipping. I look forward to my next purchase(s) from AM....but hopefully for performance, not repairs, in the future.

    Brian281

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Houston, TX

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  • 5/5

    October 30, 2016

    No noise

    So far doing its job. No noise. This tensioner is made a lot better than the one that was replaced

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    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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