GM Prizm/Nova 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1989-92
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 11 bolts and remove the wheelhousing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 3 retaining bolts from the rocker panel forward of the front door.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 1 front retaining bolt from the front door jam.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 bumper fascia retaining bolts from the front of the wheelwell.
  10.  
  11. Remove the 1 retaining screw and pull the parking lamp forward, disengaging the retainer clip.
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  13. Remove the 4 bolts from the parking lamp assembly, securing the fender to the radiator support.
  14.  
  15. Remove the 4 upper fender retaining bolts from inside of the engine compartment and remove the fender from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the fender to the vehicle and from inside of the engine compartment install the 4 upper fender retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the 4 bolts to the parking lamp assembly, securing the fender to the radiator support.
  4.  
  5. Pull the parking lamp forward, engaging the retainer clip and the 1 retaining screw.
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  7. Install the 2 bumper fascia retaining bolts to the front of the wheelwell.
  8.  
  9. Install the 1 front retaining bolt to the front door jam.
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  11. Install the 3 retaining bolts to the rocker panel forward of the front door and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the wheelhousing and tighten 11 retaining bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  

1993

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 10 bolts and 2 plastic clips and remove the wheelhousing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 1 retaining screw and the side marker lamp assembly from the vehicle, disconnecting the bulb socket.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 1 retaining bolt and 2 screws from the headlamp assembly. Unclip the headlamp assembly and remove, disconnecting the headlamp bulb from the housing.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front bumper fascia.
  10.  
  11. Remove the 1 bolt securing the fender to the rocker panel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the 1 bolt securing the fender to the front door jamb.
  14.  
  15. Remove the 3 mounting bolts along the top of the front fender.
  16.  
  17. Remove the 1 mounting bolt located in the in the headlamp cavity.
  18.  
  19. Remove the 2 nuts securing the front fender to the front end support panel and remove the fender from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Secure the front fender to the front end support panel and with the 2 nuts and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the 1 mounting bolt located in the in the headlamp cavity and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the 3 mounting bolts along the top of the front fender and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the 1 bolt securing the fender to the front door jamb and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the 1 bolt securing the fender to the rocker panel and tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the front bumper fascia.
  12.  
  13. Connect the headlamp bulb to the housing and clip the headlamp assembly into place. Install the 1 retaining bolt and 2 screws to the headlamp assembly and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Connect the bulb socket then install the 1 retaining screw and the side marker lamp assembly to the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Install the 10 bolts and 2 plastic clips to retain the wheelhousing.
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  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
  20.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Engine splash shields and wheelhousings - 1993



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the front fender bolt from the rocker panel - 1993



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the front fender top bolts - 1993

 
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