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Anyone know how to remove fenders??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gincoma, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Gincoma

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    Need help removing them...I did my due diligence and searched but came up with nothing....
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Just dig into it. Remove the inner plastic fender well, pop the hood, and open the door.

    There are several bolts (and/or plastic rivets, I don't remember) in each of these locations.

    Once you've removed everything you can see, start yanking on it, and figuring out where it is still being held on by.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Just start checking which bolts are holding it on, and start removing them. You'll need to remove your inner fender liner, and possibly even your flares. The flares are held on with clips that break every time you remove them. They're cheap though...
     
  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    guys....all he needs to get off is the fender flares....dont take the whole fender off....once you take the screws out of the flares in the fender well the flares will slide up or down to come off the clips...then pull the clips out of the body and ur done...
     
  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    Thanks Toyo....Im doing the best I can to preserve your fenders lol....The first one was a bitch..hear from ya tomorrow
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    Ive done this 3 times. The plastic on the flares that hold on the clips are very easy to break, so be careful. They are part of the flare too, so cannot be replaced. Just remove all the bolts, about 5 per flare i believe, and pull the flare off. I think its best to pull kind of upwards, because straight out will make it much harder. If you can, remove the liner and get behind the actual fender where the clips are, and use pliers to pop them out from the fender. Much less chance of breakage.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 12:44 AM
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    Read slergios post here, it makes the most sense. also, I noticed that if you remove the plastic boxes in the bed, 8 torx screws, you can access the back of the flare along the bedside. Trust me, you want to remove the plastic clips with the flare. Also, when you install the bushwackers, youll want the bed boxes off. The hardest pice to remove is the front bumper flare piece. If you have specific questions let me know.
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=191481
     
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