Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1997-2000 Repair Guide

Front Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Dakota, Durango
LEFT FRONT FENDER
  1. Remove the battery.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the left front wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel opening molding.
  8.  
  9. Remove the wheelwell.
  10.  
  11. Remove the left headlamp module.
  12.  
  13. Remove the power distribution center (PDC).
  14.  
  15. Remove the battery tray and support bracket.
  16.  
  17. Remove the ABS hydraulic control unit (HCU), if fitted.
  18.  
  19. Disengage the clips attaching the hood release cable to the inner fender.
  20.  
  21. Disengage the clips attaching the wire harness to inner fender and wheelwell.
  22.  
  23. Remove the bolt attaching the fender to the lower rocker panel.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to lower radiator closure panel.
  26.  
  27. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to the hood hinge support bracket.
  28.  
  29. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to upper cowl.
  30.  
  31. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to upper radiator closure panel.
  32.  
  33. Remove the fender.
  34.  
  35. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  36.  



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Fig. Front fender assembly-Dakota, Durango

RIGHT FRONT FENDER
  1. Remove the battery.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the right front wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel opening molding.
  8.  
  9. Remove the wheelwell.
  10.  
  11. Remove the right headlamp module.
  12.  
  13. Remove the air cleaner element housing.
  14.  
  15. Remove the PDC.
  16.  
  17. Disengage the clips attaching the wire harnesses to the inner fender and wheelwell.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bolt attaching the fender to the lower rocker panel.
  20.  
  21. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to the lower radiator closure panel.
  22.  
  23. Remove the bolts attaching the fender-to-hood hinge support bracket.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to the upper cowl.
  26.  
  27. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to upper radiator closure panel.
  28.  
  29. Remove the fender.
  30.  
  31. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  32.  

Ram
LEFT FRONT FENDER
  1. Open hood.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front bumper.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air cleaner from the wheelwell (Diesel).
  6.  
  7. Remove the coolant overflow bottle (V-10).
  8.  
  9. Remove the battery and tray.
  10.  
  11. Remove the PDC from the left wheelwell.
  12.  
  13. Disengage the wire harness tie-downs from the wheelwell.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the wiring harness to headlamp connector.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the wiring harness to airbag sensor and remove the airbag sensor from the wheelwell.
  18.  
  19. Remove the anti-lock brake controller from the wheelwell, if so equipped.
  20.  
  21. Disengage the windshield washer tubing tie-downs from wheelwell.
  22.  
  23. Remove the bolts attaching the front fender to cowl reinforcement.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolts attaching the front fender to radiator closure panel.
  26.  
  27. Remove the bolts attaching the bottom of the front fender to rocker panel lower flange.
  28.  
  29. Open the left door.
  30.  
  31. Remove the bolt attaching the front fender to hinge pillar mounting bracket.
  32.  
  33. Remove the bolts attaching the top of the fender to the radiator closure panel.
  34.  
  35. Remove the fender.
  36.  
  37. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  38.  



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Fig. Left front fender access components-Ram



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Fig. Fender to cowl reinforcement-Ram



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Fig. Left front fender mounting

RIGHT FRONT FENDER
  1. Remove the front bumper.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the battery negative cable(s).
  4.  
  5. Remove the auxiliary battery and tray on the right side, if fitted.
  6.  
  7. Disengage the wire harness tie-downs from the wheelwell.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the wiring harness to headlamp connector.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the wiring harness to airbag sensor and remove airbag sensor from the wheelwell.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front wheelwell liner.
  14.  
  15. Disengage the A/C tubing from the inner fender clips.
  16.  
  17. Remove the bolts attaching front fender to cowl reinforcement.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bolts attaching front fender to radiator closure panel.
  20.  
  21. Remove the bolts attaching the bottom of the front fender to rocker panel lower flange.
  22.  
  23. Open the right door.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolt attaching the front fender to hinge pillar mounting bracket.
  26.  
  27. Remove the bolts attaching the top of the fender to radiator closure panel.
  28.  
  29. Separate the right front fender from the vehicle.
  30.  
  31. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  32.  



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Fig. Right front fender mounting-Ram

 
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