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so i had a fender bender ...

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Old 03-16-2017
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so i had a fender bender ...

after the wreck my passenger fender has been pushed back and now butts right up to the passenger door ... i can't open the passenger door because of it.

my question is this ... since the fender has been pushed back will installing a new fender correct the issue or will it still be pushed back because something the bumper is bolted to has been bent too?

i see that the header panel has been bent so i know i'll need to replace it ... just hoping that just replacing the fender will take care of my issue.

any ideas on how to get the fender off when i can't get the door open to get to fender mounting bolts there? i don't want to screw up the door by forcing it to open.

thanks in advance!
 
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Bummer about the accident

You will be replacing that panel so cut it/grind it out of the way so door will open

Vacuum reservoir is under the front of that panel so check that it isn't damaged.

If inertia switch tripped then replace it, reset button is for temp use
 
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