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Pelican Technical Article:

Rear Fender Liner Removal

Casey Gervig

Time:

15-20 Minutes

Tab:

$0 to $25

Talent:

*

Tools:

10mm Socket, T25 driver or socket, socket wrench, floor jack, jack stands, wheel chocks, safety glasses

Applicable Models:

Porsche 996 GT2 (2002-05)
Porsche 996 Turbo (2001-05)
Porsche 996 Turbo S (2005)

Parts Required:

Fasteners

Hot Tip:

Use a helper when removing and refitting the bumper.

Performance Gain:

Access to components

Complementary Modification:

Replace plastic nuts

The wheel wells are fitted with plastic liners. These liners help to keep water and debris from entering body panels, electrical components and the engine compartment. The wheel well liners also help to reduce road noise and offer another level of weight reduction by reducing the amount of metal used in the fenders and surrounding components. This article will show you how to remove the rear portion of the rear fender liners, which will give you some access to the intercoolers.

Lift the rear of the vehicle and support it securely on jack stands.
Figure 1

Lift the rear of the vehicle and support it securely on jack stands. Remove the rear wheel(s). Remove the two 10mm plastic nuts (yellow arrows), and the four T25 Torx screws (green arrows). Pull the fender liner out of the fender by grabbing the interior edge (blue arrow) and pulling it off the mounting stud first. Then tilt the fender liner forward and guide it out of the fender.

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