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Unread 07-31-2008, 08:48 AM   #1
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Loose fenders

Seems like during an off road adventure i must have smacked the passengers side front and rear fenders. They make all kinds of noise when I hit bumps on the road. They are noticably loose on the door side(vs bumper side where they seem very secure). They move about a quarter inch. Anyone know how they attach(probably those plastic screw things, but I cant feel where they are. Any ideas as the top is always off and the screeching clutch is already bad enough not to have to deal with "feels like the fenders are falling off" comments from the wife.

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Unread 07-31-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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I have a loose one too. There are plastic clips and screws that hold it in place. Mine never went on right again, but it holds ok. It took the dealer several tries to find the right part though.

I'm holding out for some real tube fenders.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 09:33 AM   #3
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FWIW- Redneckhouston had the same issue. And when he ultimately pulled the fenders off, he found that the paint behind the fenders had been rubbed completely off. Obviously not a good thing as that opens it up for rust.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 02:24 PM   #4
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This is part of the reason why I want to replace my fenders. I haven't found any that were quite right for me yet though. I liked the Rev11 MetalCloak, but they went out of business.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 02:31 PM   #5
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I've actually thought about pulling them all off and filling / painting te sheetmetal and just go flairless.

Has anyone tried this? Could be an option.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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I've actually thought about pulling them all off and filling / painting te sheetmetal and just go flairless.

Has anyone tried this? Could be an option.
Premo from this forum went that route -

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...=534917&page=4
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Unread 07-31-2008, 04:29 PM   #7
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Premo from this forum went that route -

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...=534917&page=4
I believe Skydiver was talking about actually filling in that space (that void where the fender flares go), and then painting. So it would be a smooth body panel all the way down.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 06:58 PM   #8
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I had a loose fender. No idea what happened to it. Took it to the dealer. They didn't like it, but they fixed it under warranty (took pictures, sent in for approval). The key was there was no sign of any impact that would cause it to loosen. I'm sure that if there had been any blemish of any kind, they would have said I hit something with it and not covered it.

FWIW - turned out there were some broken plastic screws or clips or something. The parts were something like $8 and the labour was an hour.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 09:23 PM   #9
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Check state/local laws before trying to drive on the road without fender flares. I believe that the wheels are supposed not stick out past the fender.................. Just a heads up.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 07:20 AM   #10
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They are little black plastic push in things. Not like the grille screw/pull out things. Mine seem to be in place but they are loose. I looked cloer yesterday and sure enough the damn paint is already starting to wear. The problem is with the inner fender piece(the one the mud actually hits) is making it impossible to look at the actual outer fender and exactly how its attached. I know if I pull the push in things off the inner fender to look at the underside of the outer fender I will have to replace them all. Frustrating
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Unread 08-01-2008, 07:36 AM   #11
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Mine was loose too

My LF Flare was loose and rattled. My dealer had to order and install new 'clips'. Perhaps these are a weak point. Or perhaps there was a batch of bad ones. My jeep has never been offroad where the fender has been rubbed or bumped (unfortunately ) .
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Unread 08-01-2008, 10:36 AM   #12
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thanks for the info. I guess a call to the dealer is in order.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 11:04 AM   #13
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Can i ask one here as well? My passenger side has a rattle in it but not the flare. Sounds like metel vibrating on each other. Anybody else have this problem?
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Unread 08-01-2008, 01:26 PM   #14
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I've actually thought about pulling them all off and filling / painting te sheetmetal and just go flairless.

Has anyone tried this? Could be an option.
In Louisiana, your tires cannot stick out past your fenders by more than 1". To what degree this is enforced depends on the particular police officer of course.
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Unread 05-21-2010, 07:53 PM   #15
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my front fenders are loooose brand new 5 miles noticed while installing mopar molded mud flaps and paint is worn and it has only been driven home from dealership it appears they could use a small bracket to attach bottom of fender to body to stifen up attachment flaps make it worse due to added weight and the front flaps are huge no mud gonna get on body but fender might fall off then mud gonna get on body ha ha
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