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Your process sounds spot on to me. I would add on step 4, you have 2 bolts to remove, remove them at the same time. In other words loosen the top a little, then the bottom, then top, then bottom and so on.
Also, the directions with the tensioner say to retract your old tensioner fully before removing it just to make the removal process easier. I didn't do this as I couldn't get my big ol fat fingers to cooperate with the tool in that tight of a space. It didn't matter though, once I had both bolts removed the tensioner came right out.
Between step 5 and 6 remember to remove the old gasket, and install the new one.
And when you install the new tensioner, the directions once again say to fully retract it before installation. This time i did retract it, and it actually was a lot easier to get it back in there. Once both bolts are tightened just pop the tool out and it'll auto-tension.
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