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I have a 1996 1595cc Polo and am trying to replace the cam belt. Question is how do you get the pulley off the water pump to get the bottom cam belt cover off. Or do you somehow loosen the water pump and slide the hole thing forward. Many thanks Ian

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Tricky without the proper tool ,put a screwdriver across two allen keys while you undo the other and visa versa,dont slide it forward unless you are replacing the pump it will come undone you would find it easy with the proper vw water pump triangle

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