Ram B1500, B2500, B3500, 1999-2003

Fenders

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Removal & Installation



Left Front Fender
  1. Open hood.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front bumper.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air cleaner from the wheelwell (Diesel).
  6.  
  7. Remove the coolant overflow bottle (V-10).
  8.  
  9. Remove the battery and tray.
  10.  
  11. Remove the PDC from the left wheelwell.
  12.  
  13. Disengage the wire harness tie-downs from the wheelwell.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the wiring harness to headlamp connector.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the wiring harness to airbag sensor and remove the airbag sensor from the wheelwell.
  18.  
  19. Remove the anti-lock brake controller from the wheelwell, if so equipped.
  20.  
  21. Disengage the windshield washer tubing tie-downs from wheelwell.
  22.  
  23. Remove the bolts attaching the front fender to cowl reinforcement.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolts attaching the front fender to radiator closure panel.
  26.  
  27. Remove the bolts attaching the bottom of the front fender to rocker panel lower flange.
  28.  
  29. Open the left door.
  30.  
  31. Remove the bolt attaching the front fender to hinge pillar mounting bracket.
  32.  
  33. Remove the bolts attaching the top of the fender to the radiator closure panel.
  34.  
  35. Remove the fender.
  36.  
  37. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  38.  



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Fig. Left front fender access components-Ram



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Fig. Fender to cowl reinforcement-Ram



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Fig. Left front fender mounting

Rear Fender
  1. For left side removal, remove the screws attaching the fuel fill neck to rear fender opening.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tail lamp.
  4.  
  5. Remove the nuts attaching the rear fender to the cargo box side panel through the tail lamp opening.
  6.  
  7. Remove the clearance lamps.
  8.  
  9. Remove the sockets from the clearance lamps.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bolts attaching the bottom of the fender to the cargo box, forward of the rear wheel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolts attaching the bottom of the fender to cargo box, rearward of rear wheel.
  14.  
  15. Remove the rear wheelwell splash shields and filler.
  16.  
  17. Remove the nuts attaching the front of rear fender to the cargo box, from behind the side panel forward of wheelwell.
  18.  
  19. Remove the screws attaching the access panel to the top of the wheelwell.
  20.  
  21. Remove the nuts attaching rear fender to cargo box through the access hole in top of wheelwell.
  22.  
  23. Separate the rear fender from the cargo box side panel.
  24.  
  25. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  26.  

Right Front Fender
  1. Remove the front bumper.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the battery negative cable(s).
  4.  
  5. Remove the auxiliary battery and tray on the right side, if fitted.
  6.  
  7. Disengage the wire harness tie-downs from the wheelwell.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the wiring harness to headlamp connector.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the wiring harness to airbag sensor and remove airbag sensor from the wheelwell.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front wheelwell liner.
  14.  
  15. Disengage the A/C tubing from the inner fender clips.
  16.  
  17. Remove the bolts attaching front fender to cowl reinforcement.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bolts attaching front fender to radiator closure panel.
  20.  
  21. Remove the bolts attaching the bottom of the front fender to rocker panel lower flange.
  22.  
  23. Open the right door.
  24.  
  25. Remove the bolt attaching the front fender to hinge pillar mounting bracket.
  26.  
  27. Remove the bolts attaching the top of the fender to radiator closure panel.
  28.  
  29. Separate the right front fender from the vehicle.
  30.  
  31. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  32.  



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Fig. Right front fender mounting-Ram

 
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