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Replacing the Right Front Fender on a 1999 Mazda 626

Hit a deer, and need to replace the right front fender. Completely lucked out at the salvage yard - found a match in my color, in great condition. Of course, that one was easier to take off than mine will be, as the car was partially stripped already. My question is, how do I get to the bolts that are between the door and the fender, where the fender is bolted onto the door frame? I'm loath to take the door off, as I am an extremely amateur mechanic, but is that the only way? Or, is there a "release" somewhere that would provide greater access and wingspan for the door?

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  • davepond88 Feb 24, 2009

    Snorkelbobby,


    Yep - there are the ones on top by the hoodline, and two at the door (as well as a 'stabilizer' that was probably under the wheel well? My question is, how best to get at the two behind the door's axis point, as it doesn't open up far enough to get the ratchet in? Thanks!

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    Usually there is just 1 or 2 bolts at the bottom and then at the top by the hood line. Can you look at the fender you bought and see if there are holes for bolts behinde the fender at the door?

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Can you remove the wheel well splash shield and get access to the bolts? Body shop techs have a special tool to get into this area.

Here's a 97 Probe whcih was the same as a 626 in 1997:

Fender, Front Removal

  1. On GT models, remove the side sill extension. Refer to Section 01-08 for the removal and installation procedure.
  1. Remove the front fender bolt located in the door jamb opening.


    RH Side Shown, LH Side Similar


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  1. Remove the three upper front fender bolts located on top of the front fender (16005) inside the engine compartment.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  1. Remove the wheel (1007).
  1. Remove one push pin and five front fender splash shield bolts and remove the front fender splash shield (16102).
  1. Remove the upper front fender brace screw.
  1. Remove the inner front fender bolt.
  1. Remove the screw holding the front bumper cover (17D957) to the front fender.
  1. Remove the two lower front fender bolts.
  1. Remove the front fender.
Installation
To install, reverse the removal procedure. Tighten the front fender bolts to 7-9 Nm (61-86 lb-in).

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SOURCE: How do I remove a wrecked front fender assy/quarter panel?

The front fenders are connected to the A pillar above the the top hinge, at the bottom of the rocker panel seam, three bolts pass through the hood hinge support in the middle of the fender, four bolts on the radiator support, three vertical bolts on the top radiator brace, and one bolt at the rear of the wheelhouse to the cab body. Yes, the wheelhouse is spot welded to the fender and must be removed with it. Remove all the bolts listed as well as the bolts retaining the splash shield. The splash shield is a plastic liner connected to both the wheelhouse and the fender. Remove the headlight/cornering lamp assembly. The best way I have found to do this is to loosen the bumper to framebrackets and let the bumper assembly sag to gain clearance. If the upper bumper cover is removed to gain the clearance needed you will more than likely need to get a new cover as the nylon clips have a tendency to break during removal. Once the fender/wheelhouse assembly has been removed use a spot weld cutter to separate the wheelhouse from the old fender. Check the new fender for clearance and fit on the vehicle. Make all the needed adjustments to get the fender to fit correctly. Remove the fender and attach the wheelhouse. This should be done by spot welding. It can also be done using bolts. If using bolts place some 3M double stick weather strip adhesive tape in the seam to prevent direct contact of the parts to prevent rattles and squeaks. Drill the new fender to match the holes made by the spot weld cutter in the wheelhouse. Use stainless bolts and lock nuts so that the assembly can be services if needed. I would also recommend using Wurth Rust Inhibitor on all the seams to prevent rust and once cured it is an excellent adhesive and will reduce noise coming from moving body panels. Good Luck. It is not as bad as it sounds. Take your time and it will be worth the effort.

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SOURCE: how to remove tail light housing from fender

The previous owner had left a socket on the tap under the fender!! There are two taps on the housing that hold the tail light to the fender. Taking these two off allows the taillight to be removed.

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SOURCE: need to remove fender trim to get to wheel well to

There are several screws inside the fender well that have to be removed and one in the pinch molding of the car that has to be removed the ones near the engine are snap in plugs and can be removed if you use a flat tip screw driver to remove the plastic push in locks. Remove them to get to the antenna.

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