Kia Optima: Body (Interior and Exterior) / Fender

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Fender

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Fender assembly


Repair procedures
Replacement
  

When removing the fender, wrap protective tape around a screwdriver or remover not to damage components.

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

1.

Remove the front bumper assembly.

(Refer to Front Bumper - "Front Bumper Assembly")

2.

Remove the head lamps.

(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Headlamps")

3.

Remove the side seal molding.

(Refer to Body Side Molding - "Side Sill Molding")

4.

Remove the front wheel guard.

(Refer to Body Side Molding - "Front Wheel Guard")

5.

Loosen the mounting screws and remove the front bumper side mounting bracket (A).

6.

Loosen the mounting bolts and remove the fender panel (A).

Tightening torque :

7.8 - 11.8 N.m (0.8 - 1.2 kgf.m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb-ft)

7.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Replace any damaged clips (or pin-type retainers).

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