Cleaning Out Inner Fenders


Today we’re going to show you how to clean out the fender liner on your Mk. IV Jetta or Golf. This is a common rust trouble spot because debris get caught in there and trap moisture without your knowledge.

Tools Required:

  • 17mm socket
  • Torque Wrench
  • Phillips Head
  • Jack or Lift
  • Breaker bar
  • Something to clean off dirt (metal scraper, gloved hand, garden hose)

First step is to take off the wheel.

Once you’ve got the wheel off take off the T20 bolts that hold in the fender line. Remove the fender liner. Remove any debris.

Also check for any rust on the fender liner. You can also remove a sound dampener from up there that acts as a sponge to hold in moisture.

One thing to notice is that where the screws go in, into a piece called a Fender Liner Screw Insert, can become stripped, and you may need to get more so you can get your screws back in.

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