GM Cavalier/Sunbird/Skyhawk/Firenza 1982-1994

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

Use masking tape and heavy rags to protect the painted surfaces around the fender area. This procedure will help avoid expensive paint damage during fender removal and installation.

1982-88 Vehicles
  1. Remove the lower air deflector.
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  3. Unfasten the three front end attaching screws. The grille must be removed for access to the top screw.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Front fender assembly mounting - all models similar

  1. Remove the rocker panel molding if equipped, then unfasten the lower rear attaching screw. Note the number and location of shims for installation.
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  3. Remove the wiper arms and cowl vent assembly. The two screws at the inside edge of hinge at the cowl are hidden.
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  5. If removing the fender that has the antenna, remove the antenna mast, nut and two retaining screws from fender. Allow the antenna housing to fall, the antenna will stay in the car.
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  7. Unfasten the top fender attaching screws, then remove the fender assembly. Remove the inner fender panel and all attached parts and transfer onto new fender.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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1989-94 Vehicles
  1. Remove the wiper arm assemblies, the shroud panel retaining screws, the washer nozzle hose, then remove the shroud panel.
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  3. Remove the side marker lamp.
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  5. Remove the front end panel.
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  7. If equipped, remove the rocker panel molding.
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  9. Raise and safely support vehicle on jack stands.
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  11. Remove the tire and wheel assembly, unfasten the attaching bolts and/or retaining clips from inner wheel housing, then remove the wheel housing.
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  13. Noting the number and location of any shims, remove the upper and lower fender attaching bolts and shims.
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  15. Remove the fender and transfer remaining parts onto the new fender.
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  17. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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