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S4 Fender

Old 02-02-2004, 12:17 PM
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I'm tired of my tire rubbing all the time, and I need to straighten out some stuff behind my front driver's side fender to make it fit right. What I need to know is if it's an "all-day, bloody-knuckles" thing, or more like "change your oil, check tire pressure, and remove fender" sort of thing.



Currently, my front left tire rubs when it's turned right, the hood looks like it slants to one side, the front of the fender flares out, and the front bumper just looks crooked.
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Old 02-02-2004, 12:46 PM
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Real easy. One second and I'll give you some more specific info from the FSM.
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Well, I can't find my FSM. Someone should chime in here and mention the exact method, but I don't remember having any trouble in the past. If I can find it around here I'll let you know. Good luck.



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Old 02-02-2004, 01:20 PM
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its not bad. theres a row of bolts on top under the hood, with one being under the headlight. 1 bolt in the door jamb, 1 nut about 1/2 way up the door jamb, 2 on the bottom of the fender, and 4 nuts between the fender and the bumper. these last ones are hard to get at, you need looooong extensions and to use the force. after that it just kinda falls off
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Old 02-02-2004, 01:23 PM
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cool, now I have an excuse to get that extension I've been eyeing in the shop window
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Old 02-02-2004, 01:49 PM
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ytup there are a couple of bolts inside the fender wel on the other side of the door jamb and you will need a large extension to get at them, ot it i think. I Put the fenderwell back together when i realised i forgot to put that bolt back in now my fender has a slight bulge, so remember to bolt EVERYTHING back before putting the well back in
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you also might want to look/make a mark where the fender aligns so you can put it back in the same place
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Feb 2 2004, 03:53 PM
you also might want to look/make a mark where the fender aligns so you can put it back in the same place
there's room for error? I mean, you can't just line the holes back up?
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You'll find out that it isn't perfectly lined up by the bolts. There's only a mm or so of play on each bolt, but that gets amplified the further you are from that point and the metal can flex so yes, there is room for error. It's not too hard without a mark, but why chance it?



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good to know, will do.
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