Chrysler Neon 1995-1999 Repair Guide

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove all components mounted to the inside of the fender to be removed.
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  5. Remove the front side marker lamp assembly. For more details, refer to Chassis Electrical .
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  7. Remove the front bumper as necessary to gain clearance to remove the front fender.
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  9. Remove the front wheel well splash shield.
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  11. Remove the rocker panel moulding as necessary to clear the front fender.
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  13. Remove the bolts holding the bottom front fender at the rear of the wheel opening.
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  15. Remove the bolt holding the front fender at the rear of the wheel well.
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  17. Remove the bolt holding the front fender at the top of the front door opening.
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  19. Remove the bolts holding the front fender to the front lower brace and under the radiator closure panel.
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  21. Remove the bolts holding the front fender to the front of the radiator closure panel.
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  23. 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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  25. Remove the bolts holding the front fender to the inner wheel well along the hood.
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  27. Separate the front fender from the vehicle.
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To install:

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 gaps should be flush.

  1. Position the fender onto the vehicle.
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  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 on the lower front brace and under the radiator closure panel.
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  9. Loosely install the bolts to mount the front fender at the top of the front door opening.
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  11. Loosely install the bolts to mount the front fender at the rear of the wheel well.
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  13. Loosely install the bolts to mount the front fender at the rear of the wheel opening.
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  15. Adjust the front fender to achieve the designated gap between the fender and the front door.
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  17. Tighten the attaching and mounting bolts.
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  19. Install the hood hinge-to-fender attaching bolts, the rocker panel moulding and the front wheel well splash shield, then tighten the bolts.
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  21. Install the front bumper.
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  23. Install the side marker lamp assembly. Refer to Chassis Electrical for more details.
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  25. Install any components removed from the inside of the fender. Refer to the necessary procedures depending on the various components.
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  27. Connect the negative battery cable.
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