Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove all components mounted to the inside of the fender which must be removed.
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  5. Remove the front headlamp/side marker lamp assembly. For more details, refer to Chassis Electrical .
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Fig. Fig. 1: Right front wheelhouse splash shield assembly-Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring convertible and Breeze



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Fig. Fig. 2: Left front wheelhouse splash shield assembly-Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring convertible and Breeze

  1. Remove the front bumper, as necessary, to gain clearance to remove the front fender.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel well splash shield.
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  5. Remove the bolts holding the bottom front fender at the rear of the wheel opening.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bolt holding the front fender at the top of the front door opening.
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  9. Remove the bolts holding the front fender to the front of the radiator closure panel.
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  11. Raise the hood and support the hood with a suitable holding device. Mark the hinge on the fender for installation indexing. Remove the lower hood hinge attaching bolts and separate the hinge from the front fender.
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  13. Remove the bolts holding the front fender to the inner wheel well along the hood.
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  15. Separate the front fender from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the fender onto the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Loosely install the bolts to mount the front fender on the inner wheel well along the hood opening.
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  5. Loosely install the bolts to mount the front fender on the front of the radiator closure panel.
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  7. Loosely install the bolts to mount the front fender at the top of the front door opening.
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  9. Loosely install the bolts to mount the front fender at the rear of the wheel opening.
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When all mounting bolts are installed, adjust the fender to achieve a gap of 0.16 in. (4mm) between the fender and the hood, and a gap of 0.24 in. (6mm) to the front door edge. All surfaces across the gaps should be flush.

  1. Adjust the front fender to achieve the designated gap between the fender and the front door.
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  3. Tighten the attaching and mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Install the hood hinge-to-fender attaching bolts and the front wheel well splash shield, then tighten the bolts.
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  7. Install the front fascia and push-in fasteners.
  8.  
  9. Install the headlamp/side marker lamp assembly. Refer to Chassis Electrical for more details.
  10.  
  11. Install all components removed from the inside of the fender. Refer to the necessary procedures depending on the various components.
  12.  
  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
  14.  

Sebring Coupe and Avenger

See Figures 3, 4 and 5

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the mounting screws and push-pin fasteners, then remove the inner fender wheelhouse splash shields.
  4.  
  5. On Sebring coupe models, remove the mounting fasteners, then separate the front side ground effect panel from the front fender, between the wheel well and the door.
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  7. Remove the front turn signal housings from the fascia assembly.
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  9. Remove the front bumper center plate at the top of the fascia.
  10.  
  11. On Sebring coupe models, remove the plastic retainer clips behind the top of the fascia.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front fascia assembly from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Fender and inner wheelhouse splash shield-Sebring coupe and Avenger

  1. Remove the bolts holding the bottom front fender at the rear of the wheel opening.
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  3. Remove the bolt holding the front fender at the top of the front door opening.
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  5. Remove the bolts holding the front fender to the front of the radiator closure panel.
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  7. Remove the bolts holding the top edge of the front fender to the engine compartment outer side panel.
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  9. Remove the fender from the vehicle.
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To install:


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Fig. Fig. 4: Apply silicone rubber sealer to the inner top edge of the fender

Before installing the fender, apply silicone rubber sealer to the inner top edge.

  1. Place the fender in proper position on the vehicle.
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  3. Install and tighten the bolts holding the top edge of the front fender to the engine compartment outer side panel.
  4.  
  5. Install and tighten the bolts holding the front fender to the front of the radiator closure panel.
  6.  
  7. Install and tighten the bolts holding the front fender at the top of the front door opening.
  8.  
  9. Install and tighten the bolts holding the bottom front fender at the rear of the wheel opening.
  10.  
  11. Place the front fascia assembly into position on the vehicle. Install and tighten the fascia assembly mounting fasteners.
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  13. On Sebring coupe models, install the plastic retainer clips behind the top of the fascia.
  14.  
  15. Install the front bumper center plate at the top of the fascia.
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  17. Install the front turn signal housings to the fascia assembly.
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  19. On Sebring coupe models, install the front side ground effect panel to the front fender, between the wheel well and door. Install the mounting fasteners.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Apply silicone rubber sealer to the outer top edge of the splash shield

Apply silicone rubber sealer around the top outer edge of the fender wheelhouse splash shield.

  1. Install the inner fender wheelhouse splash shields, and secure with mounting screws and push-pin fasteners.
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  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
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