Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1987-91 Vehicles

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Front fender components-1987-95

  1. Remove or disconnect all items attached to the fender apron.
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  3. Disconnect the wiring at the marker light.
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  5. Remove the antenna where necessary.
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  7. Remove the bolts attaching the fender and brace to the firewall.
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  9. Remove the bolts attaching the fender to the grille panel.
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  11. Pull the fender out and lift it from the Jeep.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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1992-95 Vehicles

See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front fender-1992-95 Renegade



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Fig. Fig. 3: Air cleaner housing and radiator baffle adapter-1992-95

Wranglers are comprised of the fender outer panel, the fender inner panel the front and rear support brackets and the splash shields. Standard Wrangler fenders cannot be used for installation on the Renegade vehicles. The Renegade must have additional sheet metal removed for tire clearance.

  1. On Renegade models only, remove the front fender extension panel as outlined in this section.
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Before installation of a Renegade fender, all newly drilled holes must be pre-primed with a primer before any bolts or screws are installed.

  1. As necessary, remove or disconnect all components attached to the fender inner panel.
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  3. If removing the left fender: remove the air cleaner housing and support bracket horn, as well as the washer and coolant reservoir from the fender's inner panel.
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  5. If removing the right fender: remove the jack and related tools, jack tray, and A/C receiver/drier from the fender inner panel, as well as the radio antenna from the outer panel.
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  7. Disconnect the wiring harness bulb socket at the marker light and the hood hold-down clamp.
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  9. Remove the battery tray support bracket screws.
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  11. Remove the bolts, nuts and brackets attaching the fender to the grille panel.
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  13. Remove the splash shields from the fender.
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  15. Remove the bolts that attach the fender and the rear supports to the cowl panel.
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  17. Remove the fender from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the fender into position and tighten the rear supports to the cowl panel bolts to 156 inch lbs. (18 Nm).
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  3. Install the fender to the grille panel and tighten the bolts to 156 inch lbs. (18 Nm).
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  5. Install the battery tray support bracket screws and tighten to 156 inch lbs. (18 Nm).
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  7. Connect the wiring harness bulb socket to the marker light and also connect the hood hold-down clamp.
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  9. If installing the right fender: install the jack and related tools, jack tray, and A/C receiver/drier to the fender inner panel, and the radio antenna to the outer panel.
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  11. If installing the left fender: install the air cleaner housing and support bracket horn, as well as the washer and coolant reservoir to the fender inner panel.
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  13. On Renegade models, install the front fender extension panel as outlined in this section.
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