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Guide to Fender Liner Replacement?

I did a search, but couldn't find anyone posting a guide to replacing the fender liners. It looks pretty straight forward, but I notice that there are some empty holes in there than I'm not sure about. It looks like some plugs could go in the spots.

It would be nice to confirm that I'm not missing any screws or plugs. Any step by step photos or at least a few shots showing exactly was where when it came out of the factory? Thanks!
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I had the dealer replace mine last week.
Bought liners from GMPartsCenter.net for $70 each. They're local to me so thats a plus.
I then had the dealers collision shop install them. For this kind of work, always check with the dealers collision center first. Their labor rates are WAY lower than the service departments. Paid $65 for both to be installed.

On the lower rear portion of each fender, the bottom 3 or 4 screws should be replaced with plastic push pins. This will help prevent future cracking. There was a TSB noting this.

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Nothing will help the tear that occurs on the top where it screws into the fender....the aftermarket liners r the best. Made with a thicker gauge plastic....and a lot cheaper.
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I agree with MM that the aftermarket liners are a better option, but there is something that can be done about the stress cracks. I epoxied plastic washers to each side of the liners where the mounting holes are. This spreads the stress load and the fix seems to be holding after 3 years. YMMV
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Just curious on the condition of the new fender liner. I went to a local Chevy dealer and after three attempts of trying to get one that wasn't scratched badly due to poor packaging and shipping I gave up.
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Thanks for the info. Looks like a good over winter project!
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Ouch! I meant the cracks aren't that bad and I have more pressing projects - like more power! : )

I've just started going through the car to make sure I have everything sorted eventually.

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I had the dealer replace mine last week.
Bought liners from GMPartsCenter.net for $70 each. They're local to me so thats a plus.
I then had the dealers collision shop install them. For this kind of work, always check with the dealers collision center first. Their labor rates are WAY lower than the service departments. Paid $65 for both to be installed.

On the lower rear portion of each fender, the bottom 3 or 4 screws should be replaced with plastic push pins. This will help prevent future cracking. There was a TSB noting this.
Just wondering how the quality of the replacement liners were. I have an 09 and tried 3 times to get a new one from the local Chevy dealer and when they arrived they were all scratched. They were not packaged in a good way to prevent shipment damage. I finally gave up.
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Nothing will help the tear that occurs on the top where it screws into the fender....the aftermarket liners r the best. Made with a thicker gauge plastic....and a lot cheaper.
You have a good source where I can get ones from best?

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Nothing will help the tear that occurs on the top where it screws into the fender....the aftermarket liners r the best. Made with a thicker gauge plastic....and a lot cheaper.
MM, what brand after market liners and where can you get them? Thanks, TerryJ.

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MM, what brand after market liners and where can you get them? Thanks, TerryJ.
Just go on ebay...put in Saturn Sky wheel well or fender liner...just don't buy OEMs...u can't go wrong.
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Just go on ebay...put in Saturn Sky wheel well or fender liner...just don't buy OEMs...u can't go wrong.
And I you go that route be sure you get the right one as the NA and Redline have different liners.
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And I you go that route be sure you get the right one as the NA and Redline have different liners.
Besides the hole for the brake cooler it seems the same. I purchased them for a redline and received the base ones. I simply cut the hole with a dremel and they went on nice.

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