Removal of the wheel well liners is essential for several jobs(such ABS sensor removal) on both the front and rear of the vehicle. This article will show you how to remove wheel well liner for Benz W204 step by step.
Applies to: C350 (2007-14), C180 (2007-14), C200 (2007-14), C230 (2007-14), C250 (2007-14), C280 (2007-14), C300 (2007-14), C320 (2007-14)
Time: 30 minutes
Tab: $2 to $300
Talent: 1 Tools:10mm, 8mm socket, trim removal tool, floor jack, jack stands, wheel chocks, safetyglasses, lug wrench
Parts Required: Liners and hardware if needed
Hot Tip: Clean the wells before removing
Performance Gain: Access to other components
Complementary Modification: Replace windshield washer reservoir
Front Wheel Well Liner Removal:
The front wheel well liners are made up of two pieces.The front piece has an 8mm bolt holding it to the lower tray (red arrow).Use a 8mm socket and remove this bolt.
If you only want to remove the front section it is held in place by a series of push/pull pins (red arrow),10mm plastic nuts (yellow arrows) and a plastic twist screw.
The push/pull pins can get brittle over time.If you want to reuse yours try using a trim removal tool and gently pry out the pin part (red arrow).
Once you have pried the pin section (yellow arrow) out from the base (red arrow) you can remove the base from the liner.
Remove the nuts and unscrew the connector.You can remove the liner out the front of the well.
The rear section of the front liner is held in place by a series of 10mm plastic nuts (red arrow) along with two push/pull pins (yellow arrow).Remove all of these using the same procedures as the front piece.
There are two 10mm nuts on the lower section of the liner that connect it to the under body trays (red arrows).Remove these and then you can remove the liner from the well.
Once the liner is removed,check the area behind it.There is a large cavity behind the rear front liner.Things tend to accumulate and /or live in there.
Rear Wheel Well Liner Removal:
The rear liner is a single piece.It like the front is held in place by a series of push/pull pins (yellow arrows) and 10mm plastic nuts (red arrows).Remove these using the same procedures as the front liners.
There is a plastic piece affixed to the top of the rear liner (red arrow);use care removing this so you do not rip or tear it.Installation is the reverse of removal.