GM Grand Am/Achieva/Calais/Skylark/Somerset 1985-98

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Typical inner fender mounting detail



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Fig. Fig. 2: View of the fender mounting-1995 vehicle shown

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

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the hood.
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  5. Remove the front wheel.
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  7. As outlined in this section, remove the front bumper cover.
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  9. Remove the inner fender well.
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  11. Detach the rocker molding, if equipped.
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  13. Remove the grille and headlamp mounting panel.
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  15. Unfasten the bolts from along the top of the fender.
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  17. Remove the bolts that attach the bottom of the fender to the rocker panel.
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  19. Unfasten the front brace attaching bolts.
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  21. Remove the fender from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Connect the braces and hardware to the fender.
  2.  
  3. Fasten the bolts along the top of the fender.
  4.  
  5. Install the bolts to the bottom of the fender at the rocker panel. Check the fender alignment and tighten the bolts.
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  7. Install the grille and headlamp mounting panel.
  8.  
  9. Install the front bumper, followed by the inner fender.
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  11. Attach all electrical connectors.
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  13. Install the front wheel and tire assembly.
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  15. Carefully lower the vehicle, then install the hood. Slowly lower the hood and check alignment. Realign if necessary.
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