GM Firebird 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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Fig. Fig. 1: Fender removal

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the hood.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the lower fender bolts and inner wheel house panel.
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  9. Remove the rocker panel molding.
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  11. Remove the lower front end panel deflector-to-fender bolts.
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  13. Remove the bolt from the support brace.
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  15. Remove the front end bumper fascia-to-fender nuts and screws.
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  17. Remove the hood hinge-to-fender bolts.
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  19. Disconnect all electrical connections from horn, turn signal lamps, etc.
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  21. Remove the fender by sliding rearward and outward, at rear, with the aid of an assistant. Place an old blanket over the fender as to avoid scratches or dents.
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To install:
  1. Install the fender with the aid of an assistant. Place an old blanket over the fender as to avoid scratches or dents.
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  3. Connect all electrical connections to the horn, turn signal lamps, etc.
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  5. Install the hood hinge-to-fender bolts.
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  7. Install the front end bumper fascia-to-fender nuts and screws.
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  9. Install the bolt at the support brace.
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  11. Install the lower front end panel deflector-to-fender bolts.
  12.  
  13. Install the rocker panel molding.
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  15. Install the lower fender bolts and inner wheel house panel.
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  17. Install the hood.
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  19. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Align the fender and hood as necessary, placing existing shims in original positions.
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