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How-to » Engine » Intake & Exhaust » How to Replace a Front End Cover
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Front End Cover

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  • Car Bra
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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.

1
Locate your front end cover.
2
Inspect your front end cover for tears, holes or missing sections that expose the body panels.
3
Remove the damaged front end cover from your vehicle. Most front end covers are held in place by a bendable metal tab on the cover that is wrapped in elastic material located on the edge of the front end cover. Some applications may require installing pop riveted or screwed in tabs that hold the front end cover on by snapping into place.
4
Inspect the body panels of your vehicle that were exposed under the damaged front end cover and make repairs as needed.
5
Remove the new front end cover from the box and lay over the vehicle to ensure the front end cover is the proper size.
6
Allow the cover to sit in direct sunlight or be heated until the material is pliable enough to stretch over the front end of the vehicle for proper mounting.
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7
Clean the front end surfaces that will be under the cover before installation. Any dirt under the cover will act as sandpaper on the paint during any movement of the front end cover.
8
Secure the front end cover in place either by bending the tabs around the bumper, fender and hood or snapping it into place with the tabs provided.
9
Road test the vehicle to ensure the front end cover is properly fitted when it is installed. Make sure there the front end cover does not flail in the wind. If flapping occurs it will cause damage to the paint, and will wear out the cover in a short amount of time.
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