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Old 06-05-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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how to take off your fender flares

hi right now i am trying to remove my fender flares to replace them but am having more trouble than i thought i would. some came off with out a problem but some are just spinning becaue of how they are bolted in. I'm hoping you know what i am talking about. i was wondering how you get them to stop spinning so i can remove the bolts. thanks. i have a 2000 wrangler tj se

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Old 06-05-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
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Re: How to remove fender flares

You will probably need to get a pair of pliers or needlenose and hold the nut on the inside. It is a pain to get to but mine did the same thing when I removed them.

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Old 06-05-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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tried that, for the back you cant even get to them cause they are closed in.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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tried that, for the back you cant even get to them cause they are closed in.
Remove or at least partially remove the rear fender well liners. Look at the front and rear bottom edges where you will see push-in plastic holders that secure them to the tub. Another one or two sit dead center at the top that hold the top of the liner. Once the liner is removed or at least pushed out of the way, you can get to the back of the screws that have nuts on them.
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Cut off tool. I have a 2000 tj se also. I had to cut them off.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:02 PM   #6
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I muscled the flares off (cutting, prying, pulling, and destroying them) then cut and drilled those stupid things out. Good luck, what a PITA it was.
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mine were rusted in place - took a combination of pulling/breaking the old flares and then wire cutters to cut the old bolts (bolt cutters would have made this 100x easier I suspect, afterall that is what they are made for...). Then drilled out the hole for bigger, better bolts to hold the new flares on.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:11 AM   #8
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do like Jerry said. Those inner plastic wheel well liners have to come out or bend them out of the way. Theres little plastic nuts behind there.

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