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    Mitsubishi Pick-ups and Montero 1983-1995 Repair Guide

    Fenders

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    Pick-Up

    See Figures 1 and 2

    If the right fender is to be removed, removal of the antenna is first required.

    1. Remove the wiper blade cover boots from the bottom of the wiper arms, then remove the retaining nuts and pull the wiper arms off of the shafts.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Front fender removal and installation components-1983-95 Pick-ups

    1. Remove the front deck garnishes from the cowl area of the Pick-up.
    2.  
    3. Remove the front combination lights-refer to Chassis Electrical for this procedure.
    4.  
    5. On 4WD Pick-ups, remove the front mud flap from the lower fender.
    6.  
    7. Remove the mounting body screws from the splash shield (inner fender cover), then remove the splash shield from under the fender.
    8.  
    9. Remove all of the mounting body screws holding the front fender in place, then remove the fender from the Pick-up.
    10.  
    11. Once the fender is removed from the vehicle, the protector film and partial wheel lip (2WD) or over fender (4WD) can be removed from the fender. To remove the over fender, use a plastic trim tool to pull out the clips by prying on the edges of the over fender.
    12.  



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Use a plastic trim tool to pry the clips lose-do not use a metal tool, the paint or the moulding could become damaged

    To install:
    1. Install the wheel lip or over fender to the fender.
    2.  
    3. Before the fender is reinstalled, affix the protector film to the bumper cushion contacting surface.
    4.  
    5. Fasten the fender temporarily in position on the vehicle, make sure that clearance is uniform at all points, then tighten the mounting bolts. If the Pick-up was equipped with fender seal, make certain to reinstall the seal.
    6.  
    7. Install the splash shield to the under side of the fender, then secure it in place with the mounting screws. Apply 3M® ATD Part No. 8625 or the equivalent adhesive to the splash shield and fender lip contact area.
    8.  
    9. Screw the mud flap back onto the fender and splash shield.
    10.  
    11. Install the front combination light-refer to Chassis Electrical .
    12.  
    13. Install the front garnishes to the cowl area of the Pick-up with the mounting screws.
    14.  
    15. Install the windshield wiper arms onto the shafts and tighten the mounting nuts to 7-12 ft. lbs. (10-16 Nm).
    16.  
    17. Affix the wiper arm nut covers back onto the arms.
    18.  
    19. Install the antenna if the right fender was removed.
    20.  

    Montero
    1983-91 MODELS

    See Figure 3

    1. If the right fender is to be removed, remove the radio antenna.
    2.  
    3. Remove the radiator grille from the front of the Montero. It is held in place with six mounting screws.
    4.  



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Front fender removal and installation components-1983-91 Monteros

    1. Remove the front combination lights-refer to Chassis Electrical .
    2.  
    3. Unscrew the retaining screws from the headlight bezels, then remove the bezels from the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Loosen and remove the four grille filler panel mounting bolts, then remove the filler panel.
    6.  
    7. Remove the front fender mud flaps.
    8.  
    9. Remove the splash shield from under the front fender.
    10.  
    11. Loosen and remove the mounting bolts from the fender, then remove the fender from the vehicle.
    12.  
    13. Make sure to retain the small waterproof pad in the front of the fenders.
    14.  

    To install:
    1. Install the waterproof pad to the front of the fender using 3M® Adhesive EC-870 or the equivalent.
    2.  
    3. Fasten the fender temporarily in position on the vehicle, make sure that clearance is uniform at all points, then tighten the mounting bolts.
    4.  
    5. Install the splash shield to the under side of the fender, then secure it in place with the mounting screws. Apply 3M® ATD Part No. 8625 or the equivalent adhesive to both the inner and outer splash shield and fender lip contact areas.
    6.  
    7. Install the mud flap to the fender and splash shield.
    8.  
    9. Install the grille filler panel by securing it in place with the four retaining bolts.
    10.  
    11. Install the headlight bezels.
    12.  
    13. Install the front combination light-refer to Chassis Electrical .
    14.  
    15. Install the front grille and retain with the mounting screws.
    16.  

    1992-95 MODELS

    See Figures 4 through 10

    If the right fender is to be removed, removal of the antenna is required.



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    Fig. Fig. 4: Front fender removal and installation components-1992-95 Monteros

    1. For Monteros equipped with wide fender flare mouldings, removal of the wheel flares is necessary. Follow this procedure:
      1. Apply masking tape to the outside circumference of each side garnish.
      2.  
      3. Insert a fishing line 0.03 in. (0.8mm) thick in between the body and the side garnish, and pull both ends alternately to cut the adhesive section.
      4.  
      5. Use a drill 0.16-0.22 in. (4.0-5.5mm) thick to break the rivet by drilling a hole, then remove the blind rivet.
      6.  
      7. Pull the section of the side garnish with the clips toward you to remove the clips.
      8.  

    2.  

    When reusing the side garnish, remove by pulling the fishing line along the edge of the body so as not to damage the edge of the side garnish. If the adhesive is difficult to remove, heat it to 104°F (40°C).

      1. Scrape off the double-sided adhesive tape with a resin spatula.
      2.  
      3. Tear off the masking tape.
      4.  
      5. Wipe off the application surface of the body with a clean cloth dampened with degreaser (3M® ATD Part No. 8906 or the equivalent).
      6.  




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    Fig. Fig. 5: Apply masking tape to either edge of the piece of molding which will be removed (wheel flare)-the tape is to protect the paint during removal



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    Fig. Fig. 6: Use a piece of fishing line attached to two pieces of wood to pull under the piece of molding, which will cut the adhesive tape

    After wiping the surface, leave the surface as it is to volatize the degreaser.

    1. Remove the front combination lights-refer to Chassis Electrical for this procedure.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 7: Drill a hole into the rivet to hollow it out, then remove what is left of the rivet



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    Fig. Fig. 8: Use a plastic resin spatula to scrape the old adhesive tape off of the vehicle body and wheel flare

    1. Remove the mounting body screws from the splash shield (inner fender cover), then remove the splash shield from under the fender.
    2.  
    3. Remove all of the mounting body screws holding the front fender in place, then remove the fender from the Pick-up.
    4.  



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    Fig. Fig. 9: To pull the backing paper off of the double-sided tape, use another piece of tape to grip the paper



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    Fig. Fig. 10: Install new rivets into the rivet holes upon installation

    To install:
    1. Fasten the fender temporarily in position on the vehicle, make sure that clearance is uniform at all points, then tighten the mounting bolts.
    2.  
    3. Install the splash shield to the under side of the fender, then secure it in place with the mounting screws. Apply 3M® ATD Part No. 8625 or the equivalent adhesive to both the inner and outer splash shield and fender lip contact areas.
    4.  
    5. Install the front combination light-refer to Chassis Electrical .
    6.  
    7. On Monteros with the wide wheel flares, install the flares using the following procedure:
      1. Scrape off the double-sided adhesive tape with a resin spatula or gasket scraper from the wheel flare.
      2.  
      3. Use cloth moistened with degreaser (3M® ATD Part No. 8906 or the equivalent) to wipe the side wheel flare clean.
      4.  
      5. Attach the specified double-sided adhesive tape (3M® ATD Part No. 6382 or the equivalent) to each wheel flare.
      6.  
      7. Heat the adhesive surface of the double-sided tape on the wheel flare to about 104-140°F (40-60°C).
      8.  
      9. Tear the backing paper off of the double-sided tape.
      10.  

    8.  

    If you attach a part of another piece of the adhesive tape to the edge of the backing paper, it will be easy to tear off.

      1. Install the wheel flare so that the clips match the body holes.
      2.  


    If the double-sided adhesive tape is difficult to affix during the winter, warm the bonding surfaces of the body and the wheel flare to 104-140°F (40-60°C) before affixing the tape.

      1. Firmly press in the wheel flare.
      2.  
      3. Use a riveter to install new rivets into the rivet holes.
      4.  
      5. Install the antenna if the right fender was removed.
      6.  


     
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