SaturnFans.com
what's new (beta) - classifieds - forums - photos


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn Astra > Astra General
Register FAQ Members List Groups Calendar Chat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
Articwhite2008
Member
Articwhite2008 is on a distinguished road
 
Articwhite2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: All over California
Posts: 277

2008 Astra XR
Default fender removal?

Was wondering if anyone has ever taken off the fender of an astra. If you know please enlighten me.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Articwhite2008's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Articwhite2008 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Articwhite2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 11-24-2011, 05:43 AM   #2
blackastra
Member
blackastra is on a distinguished road
 
blackastra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 232

2008 Astra XR
2008 AURA XR
Default Re: fender removal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Articwhite2008 View Post
Was wondering if anyone has ever taken off the fender of an astra. If you know please enlighten me.
The front fender has little tabs. You can open the hood and see the ones on the top. Push and un-clip them. It is a bit tricky to get them off the first couple times though.

Not sure about the back.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to blackastra's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help blackastra reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
blackastra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
red08astra
New Member
red08astra is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2
Default Re: fender removal?

I bought my Astra with front damage and I had the fender off many times.
There are 3 bolts on the top lip under the hood. But you may want to jack the car pull the front wheel off. Remove the inner fender skirt. It is clipped to the fender and is a 2 piece arrangement front to back. Losen the bolts and pull the clips that hold it in. Then you can get at the 2 bolts between the fender and the door. One is at the bottom of the fender and the other is about at the belt line. Open the door during this process. There is one bolt in the door jamb as well near the top of the fender. Now the hard part.
YOu have to pull the headlight to remove the front 2 bolts. I would carefully unsnap the bumper cover and then you can remove the headlight assembly.
Then you can remove the 2 front bolts.
Kinda of a pita and not a job for a first timer.
Good Luck.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to red08astra's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help red08astra reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
red08astra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 05:24 AM   #4
Articwhite2008
Member
Articwhite2008 is on a distinguished road
 
Articwhite2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: All over California
Posts: 277

2008 Astra XR
Default Re: fender removal?

Thanks, seems easy enough. the problem is my front fender liner was torn off and im trying to replace it, how many plastic push rivets hold the front fender liner in? i only see one, but i havent taken the tire off.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to Articwhite2008's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help Articwhite2008 reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
Articwhite2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2011, 06:59 AM   #5
blackastra
Member
blackastra is on a distinguished road
 
blackastra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 232

2008 Astra XR
2008 AURA XR
Default Re: fender removal?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Articwhite2008 View Post
Thanks, seems easy enough. the problem is my front fender liner was torn off and im trying to replace it, how many plastic push rivets hold the front fender liner in? i only see one, but i havent taken the tire off.

There are a couple, I want to say 3/4 on each side, but i cant be sure since its been a while. When mine got ripped off, the tabs actually just unsnapped, but it also tore off from the wheel well. Was hard to find a new front so I just drilled a hole and put a screw in to hold it, heh.

REWARD EXCELLENCE!

Add to blackastra's Reputation
Rate the quality of this post and help blackastra reputation points. Click the reputation button near the bottom left corner of this message box. Thank you!
blackastra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fender removal on 2001 SL2 douhem S-Series Tech 9 02-12-2010 03:54 PM
fender vent removal acdelco 2008 Vue 11 04-25-2009 12:08 PM
Fender Removal ghack S-Series General 6 02-15-2008 10:36 AM
Front Fender removal Sky King S-Series Tech 6 05-12-2006 06:09 PM
fender removal shaner123 S-Series General 7 02-20-2006 01:55 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 AM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.