GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the splash shield and the ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... wheel housing trim from the wheel well



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the fender insulator assembly



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the fender center bracket retaining bolts and then the bracket



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the fender retaining bolts and remove the fender

  1. Remove the hood from the vehicle.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle, then remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the splash shield and wheel housing.
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  7. Unfasten the fender lower bracket retaining bolts, then remove the bracket.
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  9. For the Cavalier, remove the front side marker lamp.
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  11. Detach the front fascia from the fender.
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  13. Unfasten the fender insulator retainers, then remove the insulator.
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  15. Remove the fender center bracket retaining bolts, then remove the bracket.
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  17. Unfasten the lower hood hinge bolts, then remove the hinge.
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  19. Remove the fender retaining bolts, then remove the fender from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the fender and the fender retaining bolts.
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  3. Tighten the fender retaining bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
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  5. Lower the hood hinge and install the hinge bolts.
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  7. Tighten the hinge bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  9. Install the fender center bracket and the retaining bolts.
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  11. Tighten the bracket retaining bolts to 14 inch lbs. (1.6 Nm).
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  13. Install the fender center bracket-to-fender bolts and tighten to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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  15. Install the fender insulator and attach the retainers.
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  17. Attach the front fascia onto the fender.
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  19. For the Cavalier, install the front side marker lamp.
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  21. Install the fender lower bracket and tighten the retaining bolts to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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  23. Install the splash shield and wheel housing.
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  25. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
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  27. Lower the vehicle.
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  29. Install the hood.
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