How to Remove a Dodge Ram Fender

by Will Chandler

Replacing a damaged fender panel on your Dodge Ram can help improve the appearance of the truck. You can remove the fender using only a ratchet and socket. The fender protects the important internals of the truck, such as electronics and the engine components. Often times in minor accidents the only metal damaged is on the outer fender of the truck, so you will replace only that piece of metal. The outer body of a Dodge Ram is held on by 1/2-inch and 9/16-inch bolts.

Step 1

Remove the screws holding the wheel well to the fender. There are five to six Phillips-head screws attached along the wheel well.

Step 2

Remove the bolts that hold the fender to the cowl reinforcement panel. The cowl panel is a plastic panel used as a shield for engine parts. There are three 1/2-inch bolts that hold the two pieces together.

Step 3

Remove the bolts that attach the fender to the rocker panel flange. The fender will be attached by two or three 1/2-inch bolts, depending on the year of your Dodge Ram.

Step 4

Open the door on the side of the truck where the fender must be removed. The bolts on the door pillar are visible only while the door is open.

Step 5

Remove the five bolts on the pillar inside the door jam.

Step 6

Open the hood of the Ram. Remove the bolts that attach the fender to the radiator support bracket. Use the ratchet and 1/2-inch socket to remove the 1/2-inch bolts from the fender.

Step 7

Separate the fender from the truck. The fender should slide straight off; however, you may need to pull and wiggle it.

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