Changing belts on a Passat

I wondered if you can change the alternator belt tensioner on a 2001 Passat without removing the fan?

Asked on 10 July 2012 by vu51dwe

Answered by Honest John
It's extremely difficult and requires great dexterity as one of my neighbours found when he tried it, but he succeeded in the end.
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