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Front Fender Liner Removal
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Front Fender Liner Removal

Tom Morr

Tools:

10mm sockets, ratchets, extensions, wrenches, floor jack & jack stands

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz R170 (1998-04)

Hot Tip:

A 1/4-inch ratchet set with extensions and a universal joint is helpful.

Performance Gain:

Allows access to other components.

Complementary Modification:

Inspect brakes, replace any worn components

To preform many of the lower engine-compartment service and repairs you will need to remove the front fender liners. One example of a component that's obscured behind the liner is the windshield washer reservoir.

Fender-liner removal is straightforward. Securing the car on jack stands and taking off the tire/wheel is the most time-consuming part of the job. In addition, the lower engine shield must be removed prior to unbolting the fender liners. Please see our article on both jacking up and securing your vehicle as well as removing your lower engine tray.

Remove the 10mm bolt (purple arrow) and 10mm flange nuts (ratchet and green arrows).
Figure 1

Remove the 10mm bolt (purple arrow) and 10mm flange nuts (ratchet and green arrows).

Remove the rearward inner liner's flanged nuts (green arrows).
Figure 2

Remove the rearward inner liner's flanged nuts (green arrows).

The liner is secured underneath by two 10mm bolts (purple arrow).
Figure 3

The liner is secured underneath by two 10mm bolts (purple arrow).

The inner liner is now free and can be lifted out.
Figure 4

The inner liner is now free and can be lifted out.

Inside the well, the front liner is secured with two 10mm flanged nuts (green arrow) and the previously removed 10mm bolt that fastens the inner liner to the front liner (purple arrow).
Figure 5

Inside the well, the front liner is secured with two 10mm flanged nuts (green arrow) and the previously removed 10mm bolt that fastens the inner liner to the front liner (purple arrow).

Remove the one 10mm bolt that secures the front corner.
Figure 6

Remove the one 10mm bolt that secures the front corner.

There are two 10mm flange nuts that secure the liner's front.
Figure 7

There are two 10mm flange nuts that secure the liner's front. One is near the radiator. Another is behind the charge air duct. A 1/4-inch-drive ratchet with extension and universal joint will get this nut without having to remove other parts first.

The front liner is now free.
Figure 8

The front liner is now free.

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Comments and Suggestions:
fastfree Comments: Hello, great pictures of fender liner removal, but many guys are looking to find out how to remove the Fender, and there is no info on this to my knowledge.
November 1, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: We don't currently have that tech article. If we get a chance to perform the procedure, we will be sure to document it.


I would grab a repair manual. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.


Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 
BRUCE Comments: GREAT--THANKS , BRUCE
October 7, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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