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Removing Your Wheelwell Liners
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Removing Your Wheelwell Liners

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

10mm socket, Philips head screwdriver, trim removal tool, floor jack, jack stands, wheel chocks, lug wrench

Applicable Models:

Porsche 944 Turbo (1986-89)

Hot Tip:

Watch out for spiders

Performance Gain:

Clean liners equals less weight

Complementary Modification:

Degrease Your Engine

There are a host of reasons and jobs you will need to remove the wheel well liners, and this article will show you how. If your car is new to you, you may find that a lot of the original hardware and fasteners are missing so be prepared to use the proper tool for the fasteners on your vehicle.

While it may be possible to remove the liners with the vehicle on the ground and the wheels on, it is much easier if you first safely lift and support the vehicle and remove the wheel from the area you are working in.

Front- The front wheel well liner is one complete piece.
Figure 1

Front- The front wheel well liner is one complete piece. To remove it, begin by removing the four 10mm nuts on the engine side of the liner (red arrows).

Front- The nuts should be plastic with a large body washer behind them (red arrows).
Figure 2

Front- The nuts should be plastic with a large body washer behind them (red arrows).

Front- On the rear of the liner there are three 10mm screws (red arrows) and a push/pull pin where the liner meets the body molding (yellow arrow).
Figure 3

Front- On the rear of the liner there are three 10mm screws (red arrows) and a push/pull pin where the liner meets the body molding (yellow arrow). Remove the three 10mm screws.

Front- Use a trim removal tool and remove the push/pull pin (red arrow).
Figure 4

Front- Use a trim removal tool and remove the push/pull pin (red arrow).

Front- On the front of the liner are two 10mm nuts (red arrows) along with a Philips head screw holding the air diverter in place (yellow arrow).
Figure 5

Front- On the front of the liner are two 10mm nuts (red arrows) along with a Philips head screw holding the air diverter in place (yellow arrow). There should be two fasteners holding the lower part of the liner to the front splitter (green arrow). Remove all these fasteners.

Front- With all the fasteners off, you can pop the liner out towards the hub and remove the top section from the fender lip.
Figure 6

Front- With all the fasteners off, you can pop the liner out towards the hub and remove the top section from the fender lip. The liner will then drop out from the wheel well in one large piece (red arrow).

There is no liner in the rear wheel well, just under coating.
Figure 7

There is no liner in the rear wheel well, just under coating.


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Comments and Suggestions:
Craiger Comments: Just measure the outside diameter of the broken factory push pin and go to an auto parts store and buy some replacement nylon push pins, they are cheap.
August 22, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the additional info and feedback. We appreciate it.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 
jsborn Comments: I've been looking all over for the part numbers of the plastic molding/skirt the push/pull pin in Figure 4 secures. It's the bottom trim section between the front wheel well and the door. I removed mine and the clips that seemed to anchor the screws came apart. Any help much appreciated!
March 4, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: I’m not the best with part numbers.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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