How do you remove front wheel liner? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Liberty Forums > KK Liberty Forum > How do you remove front wheel liner?

Grizzly Lockers available at Rockridge4wd.comThe ULTIMATE "Selectable" Locker System! BroughYukon Ultimate 35 axle kit for c/clip axles with Yukon Zip

Reply
Unread 06-28-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
How do you remove front wheel liner?

Was off-roading the other day and the front passenger fender flare ripped right out of the mounting points on the wheel liner. Am guessing all I need is a new wheel liner and new clips since the fender flare itself seems okay. Was wondering if anyone knows of any directions online for replacing the wheel liner so I know what I'm doing? Also, about how long does it take to do and I'm assuming the wheel needs to be off for the replacement?

Also, noticed there's like a black garbage bag type thing behind the fender flare. What's up with that? Is that for noise dampening with rocks hit the inside of the wheel liner? Kinda funny they used a garbage bag! I take it that will stay in there and doesn't have to be replaced with the wheel liner, right?

Thanks in advance!

__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray

Last edited by LibertyHopeful; 06-28-2010 at 02:50 PM..
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-01-2010, 05:04 AM   #2
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Nobody know??? Please help!
__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #3
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Okay, if nobody knows, any suggestions for how I can find out? A dealer has to have some kind of document that tells how to do this for their service department to know, right? If not, how does anyone find out how to change a wheel liner (or fender liner, as it's officially called)?
__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2010, 10:30 AM   #4
Elt31987
Senior Member
 
Elt31987's Avatar
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts
Posts: 944
You should be able to remove the plastic rivets and it should just come out, then just place the new fender liner in and pop in the rivets
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
2008 KK Liberty
Inferno Red
Daystar 2" Spacer Lift With SkyJacker Hydro Shocks
JBA Gen 5.5 Upper Control Arms
Rokmen Riddler 8.25 Differential Cover
2 KC Slimlite 100 Watt Driving Lights on JK Light Bar
245/75/16 All Terrains
Mopar Front Tow Hooks
Mopar Rear Tow Hook
Mopar Skids
Elt31987 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2010, 05:58 PM   #5
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elt31987 View Post
You should be able to remove the plastic rivets and it should just come out, then just place the new fender liner in and pop in the rivets
Thanks! That's what I'm hoping. We'll see tomorrow!

I was thinking of going to a tire place just to have them remove the wheel while I do the install, but I guess there's no better time to try out the jack and tire iron that came with the Jeep.

Where's the jacking point at in the front?
__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2010, 10:00 PM   #6
Seeks
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SEKansas USA
Posts: 5
There is a notch in the body weld seam. Right behind each wheel.
Seeks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeks View Post
There is a notch in the body weld seam. Right behind each wheel.
Behind each wheel underneath the door or do you mean behind the wheel underneath the engine?

When the tire shop patched a tire, they were using a floor jack on the diff covers but I wasn't sure that's the right spot. Sounds like it's not!
__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-04-2010, 10:18 PM   #8
Seeks
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SEKansas USA
Posts: 5
That would be underneath the doors.
Seeks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-05-2010, 08:58 PM   #9
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeks View Post
That would be underneath the doors.
Thanks! Yeah, asked a Jeep tech to show me when I picked up the wheel liner today. It's that 3" long notch right on the frame underneath the doors and in towards the center of the vehicle a little bit. The jack that comes with the Jeep fits right in there.

Turns out I didn't even need to jack it up though. Was able to complete the install without removing the wheel!

It took me longer than I want to admit (partially from having to continually fire up the engine and turn the steering wheel back and forth to gain access to all of the clips), but I did it. Well, almost...

The Jeep dealership didn't give me all of the clips and they gave me too many of one of the clips. Turns out, you need 3 different types of clips and they only gave me 8 of one of them. You need about 15 clips total so I've got to go back tomorrow and get the final clips to pop in, but with only 4 it's held in place well enough that I can drive there tomorrow.

What's frustrating though is that the wheel liner probably cost about 4 bucks to make and the clips probably about 2 cents each and Jeep charged $65 for the liner and $6 PER F'ING CLIP! So it was 100 bucks and will probably be an extra $10 or so since they didn't include all of the clips I need.
__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-06-2010, 03:08 AM   #10
suzuki_gixxer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 14
Donดt forget that you need 3pc bigger black clips for the flare front to clip into the side of bumper cover...
suzuki_gixxer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-06-2010, 11:13 AM   #11
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by suzuki_gixxer View Post
Donดt forget that you need 3pc bigger black clips for the flare front to clip into the side of bumper cover...
Come again? What's that?
__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2010, 01:35 AM   #12
suzuki_gixxer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 14
Fender Flare - The first 3 clips (starting from the bottom of the front bumper cover) are bigger/wider black ones, than the nomal grey ones that goes into the fenders..
suzuki_gixxer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2010, 03:45 AM   #13
Elt31987
Senior Member
 
Elt31987's Avatar
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts
Posts: 944
Hes probably referring to the Rivets
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
2008 KK Liberty
Inferno Red
Daystar 2" Spacer Lift With SkyJacker Hydro Shocks
JBA Gen 5.5 Upper Control Arms
Rokmen Riddler 8.25 Differential Cover
2 KC Slimlite 100 Watt Driving Lights on JK Light Bar
245/75/16 All Terrains
Mopar Front Tow Hooks
Mopar Rear Tow Hook
Mopar Skids
Elt31987 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2010, 09:42 PM   #14
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elt31987 View Post
Hes probably referring to the Rivets
Hah! Yup, got those. And had quite an adventure with them today. A special pneumatic hand tool was required to install the 4 rivets so I needed the Jeep dealership to take 5 minutes to install them. It ended up only taking the tech 180 seconds (I timed it) and the dealership wanted to rape me for 25 minutes of shop time with a bill of $26 for the 3 minutes.

Long story short, turned into a whole big deal. I told them I'd pay what I thought was fair and if they weren't willing to accept any money at all, I'll just leave. So they run outside and park TWO cars as fast as they can behind me so I can't get out. Threaten me with putting a lean on my car and the whole rang of BS.

I called the police. Ended up having to pay it, but even the two cops were sympathetic and wanted to charge the dealership with fraud but said that they legally couldn't.
__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-07-2010, 09:50 PM   #15
LibertyHopeful
Registered User
2008 KK Liberty 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by suzuki_gixxer View Post
Fender Flare - The first 3 clips (starting from the bottom of the front bumper cover) are bigger/wider black ones, than the nomal grey ones that goes into the fenders..
Actually what I need are the clips that affix the plastic fender flare to the metal fender flare mount on the vehicle. Only two of the clips broke so I just need two of them but I don't know what they're called and the Jeep dealership near me (they're completely incompetent) said I have to buy the entire fender flare assembly for $300 to get the clips. Yeah, right.

I need two of them but need to know what they're called so I can call another Jeep dealership and see if they have them. I have no idea what they're called! Anyone know what their official name is?

Here's a photo of the clips I need (as you can see, the reason I need two of them is because half of the clip part broke off):

__________________
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 4x4
Inferno Red | Pastel Pebble Beige
uConnect GPS • Power Sunroof • Skid Plate Group • Trailer Tow Class III Group
Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65R17 • WeatherTech Floor Liners • Mopar Cargo Tray
LibertyHopeful is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.