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How to Remove Front Inner Wheel Well 07-16 GMC Acadia

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel Well Liner (1:10)
    • Turn the wheel out of the wheel well
    • Remove the seven T20 Torx screws from the outer wheel well liner
    • Remove the eight plastic clips from the inner wheel well liner
    • Pull out on the bottom portion of the wheel liner
    • Remove the wheel liner
  2. step : Installing the Wheel Well Liner (3:40)
    • Insert the inner wheel well liner into place
    • Install the eight plastic clips to the inner wheel well liner
    • Install the seven T20 Torx screws to the outer wheel well liner

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In this video we're going to be working with our 2012 GMC Acadia and we're going to show you how to remove the front portion of your front inner wheel well. This will allow you better access to the things on the backside of the bumper like your headlight assemblies, your fog lights, horns, the alternator, and sever other components that are easier to reach through the wheel well than from the top of the vehicle.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: T20 Torx driver, flat blade screwdriver, and side cutters.

This job can easily be done on the ground, but we're going to raise and support our vehicle to make it easier to film and show you what's going on. Turn your wheel in to whatever side you're working on. We're going to be working on the passenger side, so we'll cut our wheel all the way to the left.

If you're working on the driver side, you'll want to cut the wheel all the way to the right. Remove the seven T20 Torx screws. We have two on the bottom here and five running up along the backside of the bumper and the fender. Remove the eight plastic clips securing the inner fender well in. We have three in the top area here, one over at the front (in the middle), two down at the bottom, and these two at the back of the front portion of the liner at the bottom in the middle here.

There's a few different ways to remove these style clips. I like to try to take a small flat blade screwdriver and work up the center part of the clip just a little. Once you get it up some, if you have the room to get in there with a pair of side cutters, you can sneak them underneath and then pry up evenly from both sides. Once the center's out, you can pop the lower portion out the same way.

To remove the wheel liner, pull out on the bottom portion here and pull down and forward to release the front half of the wheel well from the rear and sneak it out of the bottom. With the inner wheel liner removed, you can now more easily access the alternator, the back of your headlight housing, your horn, your fog light, and several other components that are tough to get at from the top or bottom of the vehicle.

Reinstall your inner wheel well liner. You do this by pushing it up from the bottom and rotating it in over the tire. Be sure that the top slides into place behind the rear liner, as well as on the sides. Once you have some holes lined up, you can start installing your eight push pins. Set them up like this, install the bottom half, and then pop the tab into place. Reinstall your seven T20 Torx screws. We'll start them a couple of threads by hand before we install them with our socket and ratchet.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Side Cutters

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


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