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Passenger side fender wont stay secure.

My 1998 Jeep Cherokee's fender is not attached well, and I accidently took it fully off while trying to fix it. I discovered it would be really easy to reinstall, execpt for the fact that the brackets holding it are rusted and bolts are broken, and the screw under the car is not secure and turns for infinity but never tightens....threads on bold are good. How would I go about fixing that as well as a temp fix?

Also, My AC conveter has a sheared bolt stuck in it, how do I remove it? Will an extracter tool like the gator grip get it out?


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  • Nicolas Freeland
    Nicolas Freeland Jun 19, 2009

    What I was doing was trying to reattach some body pins under the front wheel well area. While I was doing this, I noticed the fender was off compared to the other one. I fiddled with it and it came undone. What I described up above was simply that the bracket that was there to hold the fender on normally is just badly rusted and needs replaced, and I am not sure what to do with the securing screw under the vehicle that the fender goes to as it is stripped, not the screw, the screw hole.

  • Nicolas Freeland
    Nicolas Freeland Jun 23, 2009

    I have decided that the best way to fix it is to find a new bracket, or have one built. Thanks for the recommendation.

  • Nicolas Freeland
    Nicolas Freeland Jul 02, 2009

    The Part under the passenger side front fender will not secure the fender to the car body as well as it should. The Metal bracket under the fender is in need of replacement.

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    I really have no idea what u are doing here, u are rambling on.



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You can easily make strut brackets using some scrap angle iron. You can fasten most items using 5/16 self tapping screws. Use whatever works for you to remove anything that's stuck (lots of wd40 or other solvent works well there.) you don't need to go through the same holes either, you can self tap right next to them and it won't harm anything. (always look on the other side of what you are going through to make sure your'e not punching a hole in anything you need (once had a guy drill a bracket for a cb radio on the floor of a customers car and he drilled through the transmission...) be smart and look.

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