thanks, yeah i have a new tensioner and its already compressed.
the manual says to turn the tensioner pulley with their special tool to 31 in/lbs which i dont have, i just wanted to make sure it was ok to twist by hand.
15.Loosen the tensioner pulley lock bolt.
16.Turn the torque wrench attached to the special tool
MD998767 counterclockwise until the slack in the timing belt
is taken up.
17.Turn the torque wrench clockwise from the position of step
16. until the torque wrench reading becomes 3.5 N⋅m (31 inlb),
then tighten the tensioner pulley lock bolt.