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