Monday, December 5, 2011

How to Remove Jeep Fender Flares

The Jeep Wrangler has been manufactured with ABS plastic fender flares since 1986. These fender flares can be removed for cleaning or repair. The average backyard mechanic will spend about an hour removing all four flares.


1. Unscrew and remove the turn signal lamps and reflectors on the front flares. This takes a 10mm socket, and complete removal of the turn signal is optional. The fender can still be removed with just the bulb housing uncoupled from the turn signal. Rear flares will not have signal lamps.

2. Unbolt the 8mm screws that hold the fender flares to the Jeep body. They are held in place with flat "nut-squares," and these can fall out or twist with the bolt. It may be necessary to drive the bolt at an angle, as it puts pressure on the nut-squares.

3. Uncouple the fender flare from the Jeep. With time, dirt can collect into the crevices between the fender and the fender flare, so some effort may be required to pull the unit free.

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