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2003 New Beetle Serpentine Belt Replacement

Do you really need to remove the water tank for the 2003 beetle convertible? Also, if I read the procedure at the link provided by ginko, the three bolts securing the tensioner only need to be removed if removing the tensioner itself, not if only changing serpentine belt. Can someone verify? So basically, pull the tensioner back, put in the pin, replace the belt, remove the pin, release the tensioner. That it?

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