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How to Remove Rear Wheel Well Liner 05-09 Chevy Equinox

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:44)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Wheel Well Liner (1:16)
    • Remove all of the fasteners out of the wheel well liner
    • Pry the fasteners out with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 10mm nut in the top of the wheel well
    • Remove the wheel well liner
  3. step : Installing the Wheel Well Liner (2:13)
    • Insert the wheel well liner into place
    • Tighten the 10mm nut to the top of the wheel well
    • Press the fasteners into the liner
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (2:58)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2008 Chevy Equinox. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your rear wheel well liner.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: full socket metric set, ratchet, socket extensions, torque wrench, breaker bar, flat blade screwdriver, gloves dust mask, eye protection

Using a 19mm socket and a breaker bar, break all of your lug nuts loose about one turn to make it easy to get them off once our vehicle is in the air. Raise and support your vehicle. We're using a lift to make it easier to show you what's going on, but this job can easily be done in your driveway or garage at home on a jack and jack stands. Finish removing your lug nuts and remove the wheel and tire from the vehicle.

Remove all of the plastic pop fasteners throughout the inner wheel well liner. There are a few ways to do this, but with a flat blade screwdriver you can pop all the heads out. You don't have to remove them fully, just get them out about halfway and slide the forked end of a trim tool underneath and pop them out. Once all of the pop tabs for the wheel well liner are out, you'll have to remove the 10mm screw all the way in the top of the wheel well. We'll do this using a socket ratchet and extension. Once all the fasteners are removed, remove the wheel well liner. Place it out of the way.

Reinstall your wheel well liner. Make sure that these edges tuck in behind the actual wheel well. Tighten up the 10mm nut at the top of your wheel well liner and reinstall all of your plastic clips. Simply pop them back into the holes and then push the heads back down.

Reinstall your wheel and tire. Get all of your lug nuts on as tight as you can by hand. Lower the weight of your vehicle back onto the tires. With the partial weight of your vehicle back on the tires, then tighten up your lug nuts to 100 foot pounds in a cross pattern.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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