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    How is your deductible? I would just pay the $200 and let the insurance pay your auto body guy. That is why we pay for insurance, after all . Make sure they use factory parts.
    Otherwise, if you are Handy, or know someone that is, for less than $100 you could go find one wrecked and pull a fender and install it. My buddy did that for me on my 87 Chevrolet Sprint. It was like $30-$40. Found a car the same color, it almost matched perfectly even though it was a 12 year old car. They are out there, just search on line through local dismantlers and Pic No Pulls.



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    Why change the fender when the bumper has a dent? The bottom corner of the rad support gets pushed when you hit a pothole or parking curb putting pressure on the bottom rear edge of the bumper, then it bends/creases at the weakest part which is always near where it clips on near the fender. I'm seeing this on more cars now. You can look under the front at the lowest point under the front of the car, there is one bolt that goes straight up on each corner with a 12mm head I believe? If yours is bent the bolts might be bent back a bit. I can tell when I change oil cause it's noticeably tighter to get my arm between the rad hose to get the oil filter off from below. The real fix is to pull the bumper cover and then pull the bottom corner of the rad support back. It's pretty easy thin metal and easy to pull back into place.

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    Here are some pics of where the rad support gets bent and causes the bumper to bend where it meets the fender I noticed there are 2 unused pigtails on the drivers side. One for fog lights and the other for??? Name:  IMG_0472[1].jpg
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Size:  93.9 KB It doesn't look pushed back too bad but it's enough to make it tough to get the oil filter out from below. The rad hose is pushed pretty close to it.

    Damn pics rotated on me again. Sorry, just cock your head to the left.



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