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you should be able to get to it without removing the pulley..though it does make it easier
1988-92 2.6L Engine
CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
2.3L and 2.6L Engines
The starter motor can be removed and a bar-type crankshaft holder tool installed in its opening.
2003 Jetta left rear window blue plastic part of the