leaking gas from wheel well edge

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sun Feb 1 06:26:06 EST 2004

The fender liner has a couple of inboard (near the front inside of the
suspension) retainers.  The "button" at the rear of the fender bottom is a
plastic plug that expands a hollow plastic retainer to keep it in place,
kind of like one of those things you drive through drywall to hold a screw.
 I mangled the heck out of the botton to get that plug out and then the
hollow thingy still was reluctant to come out.  I had all the screws out of
the inside of the fender (four or five, I think) and I could barely move
the liner with that fastener at the bottom in place.  Once you have that
fastener out, you push the liner up just enough to clear the lip on the
wheelwell edge and that lets you tug the inner front off the posts or
whatever it is (my memory is a bit frozen at this point) holding it in
place there.  I wouldn't want to do this without having the liner fairly
warm, as in inside a heated garage. 

At 11:51 PM 1/31/2004 -0500, Brett Dikeman wrote:
>At 8:15 PM -0500 1/31/04, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>>Could this be condensation collecting fuel fumes?  IE, is it water with gas
>>in it from the fumes?
>No- there was no ice or snow on the car anywhere for this to come 
>from, save a little chunk at the bottom.  The leak was also 
>extensive- at least a couple cups worth on the ground when I saw it.
>The challenge at the moment seems to be getting the liner out- I've 
>removed almost all the screws far as I can tell, and pulled one of 
>the plastic pins at the bottom edge(the other was a different type, 
>couldn't figure out how to get it out..)  Still won't budge; I can 
>wiggle it, but can't actually get it to move enough to actually see 
>"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
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