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How-to » Body & Interior » Exterior » How to Replace a Fender
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Fender

PARTS
  • Fender
TOOLS
STEPS
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This guide requires the following supplies:
  • Tack Cloth

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

NOTE: This guide does not contain instructions for painting this part. We highly recommend you complete painting the part before installing it.

1
Remove the retainers for the fender liner. These retainers may be in the form of screws, clips, push-on nuts, rivets or a combination of these items.
2
Remove the retainers that hold the fender to the front bumper.
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3
Lower the front bumper. In some cases the entire bumper may need to be removed.
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4
Open the hood and secure the hood prop in the correct location. Remove any lamps that are mounted on or around the fender. This may include the headlamp assembly, park lamp, and/or turn signal.
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5
Remove the antenna mask if vehicle is equipped with one.
6
Remove the front-end of the rocker molding if equipped. This could be held on with screws or clips or a combination of both.
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7
Remove the under hood fender bolts that attach the fender to the vehicle.
8
Remove the fender bolts located underneath the rocker molding.
9
Remove the fender from the vehicle.
10
Remove any mud guards, moldings, rear shields, rear insulators, emblems, nameplates, or reflectors that are going to be reused on the new fender.
11
Inspect the apron behind the fender and along the A-pillar to see if any other damage is present.
12
Pre-fit the new fender to verify that the fit is correct.
13
Tighten the bolts behind the rocker molding if equipped.
14
Install the rocker molding if needed.
15
Install any under hood parts that were removed such as headlamp assembly, Battery, upper radiator support, grille.
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16
Reattach the front bumper cover.
17
Install any emblems, moldings, nameplates, mud guards that were removed.
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