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2000 VW beetle fan belt replacment

I need to replace the fan belt(serpentine) on a 2000 VW beetle. Not sure how to release the tension on the belt.

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You need a 15mm wrench use the open end of the wrench and put it on the nipple on the top of the tensioner pulley assembly then push it back it will release the tension enough to slip it off the altenator

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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