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Front Inner Wheel Well Removal


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October 4, 2007
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City, State
Glendale, AZ
Year, Model & Trim Level
1998 Explorer 4.0 4x4
Any tricks with this or is it a straight unbolt job? I need to remove the pass. side inner fender to replace the antenna base. Usually jobs that looks like they'll take me 25 mins take me all day :dunno:

I plan on doing this without removing the tire or lifting the front.

Any tips?

I'm trying to remember if you can remove the inner fender without removing the wheel and tire. I'm not sure about that. What I do know is you will be much happier with them out of the way. You will need the room.

The liner is straight forward. A few screws and clips and out it comes. Going back in can be a real ***** to get it lined back up. You have to hold your mouth just right to get it to fall back into place. But it WILL fit perfectly...just keep playing with it until it does.