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Old 08-29-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Someone decided to hit my car last night at a party and now i have a nice f'd up fender. If anyone could point me in the direction of how to remove the front fender on an 02 wrx i would much appreciate it. Did a quick search and didn't see anything
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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Remove the front grille and you'll see some black body clips, remove those.
Remove both driver's and passenger side headlamp assemblies and remove the black body clips underneath/beside the headlamps.
Now the important two that many forget about..behind your forward fender sections of the front wheels are two body clips (1 per side) that secure the ends of the front bumper to the metal fender above. You can usually push the plastic fenderwell out of the way enough for access but it's tight (look for the square notch in the fender by the fender/bumper seam..the body clips are just behind those).
Once you have all the clips out, gently pull the bumper out at both sides of the fenders to unclip a hidden slide bracket at the bumper to fender seam and the bumper should come right off. Here's a clip with some info for you.....


I'll check on the FEnder stuff in a moment...here you go



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Old 08-29-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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^^^^ and where did you get that picture?
ok well i have the headlights grille bumper removed right now.. so where do i go from here? sorry that post confused the **** out of me

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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and again i'm looking to remove the fender
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
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moar help please
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:25 PM   #6
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what dont you understand from the instructions posted above? remove side sill, mud gaurd, and bumper cover and the four bolts holding the fender should be exposed. removing the bumper cover should be more difficult than removing the side sill or the mud gaurd and you already did that.
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ok i didnt see he added stuff in for the fender. i have all the bolts off on the top and side of the fender. removed mud flaps and all that. the side sill.. is that the side skirts just another word for it? cause it moves comletely off except for down by the side skirt. i'll check again but i wont be able to post again til tomorrow i have to go to work. thanks you ski mobile and where exactly are you getting those diagrams from?
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what dont you understand from the instructions posted above? remove side sill, mud gaurd, and bumper cover and the four bolts holding the fender should be exposed. removing the bumper cover should be more difficult than removing the side sill or the mud gaurd and you already did that.
and the only bolts i could see were the four on the top in the engine bay one behind the headlight and two in the door frame.
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The shots are select prints from the Subaru repair manual.
You should really invest in one if you plan on doing work yourself.
It will really help.
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Someone decided to hit my car last night at a party and now i have a nice f'd up fender. If anyone could point me in the direction of how to remove the front fender on an 02 wrx i would much appreciate it. Did a quick search and didn't see anything
Call your local salvage yard. Tell them you need a fender, give them your paint code. {should be on your vin stiker on your center pilar). You have to drop your front bumper cover, don't worry they are all push clips, remove your hedlamp with a 10 mm socket and there are 3 10 mm bolts on the inner channel of the fender under the hood. There is 1 in the channel when you open your front door and look @ your lower fender in the jamb.
Let me know how you turn out....
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:19 PM   #11
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how much would one of those repair manuals be? and would i just get it at a dealer? cause i hate taking little things to the dealership just to get raped on a price. i have many friends that used to work at a dealership and would help with paint/install if needed. i plan on calling the salvage yards on monday idk if they are open on sundays
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:28 AM   #12
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:20 PM   #13
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ok fander is off the clips on the side skirt were the most frustrating part. thanks again for the help everyone
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Ok. I just did this. Les than 25 min to take off and put on. Pop the plastic clips/parts apart carefully.
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