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Sound dampening material in wheel well removal/replacement

Has anyone removed/peeled back the sound dampening material in the wheel well and successfully secured it back in place? There is a "knock" coming from behind the front, drivers side wheel well, directly behind the sound dampening material, I'd like to investigate.

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Has anyone removed/peeled back the sound dampening material in the wheel well and successfully secured it back in place? There is a "knock" coming from behind the front, drivers side wheel well, directly behind the sound dampening material, I'd like to investigate. Thanks.
UnsungChip, I have removed mine to gain access to the fog lights. It pulls back easily & it's pretty tough stuff, actually!
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UnsungChip, I have removed mine to gain access to the fog lights. It pulls back easily & it's pretty tough stuff, actually!
Ok. I see that there are "tacks" (for lack of a better term) to secure it in place. Do those just pop out?
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Ok. I see that there are "tacks" (for lack of a better term) to secure it in place. Do those just pop out?
Those are mostly plastic "pop" rivets. You must drill them to get them out. You can buy them for about $5 per rivet at the dealer (outrageous!) or get a box of 20 for $3 at harbor-freight.
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Those are mostly plastic "pop" rivets. You must drill them to get them out. You can buy them for about $5 per rivet at the dealer (outrageous!) or get a box of 20 for $3 at harbor-freight.
I got them for $3 each at the Stealer . . . however, you will need a pop rivet gun to re-install the plastic rivets (2 on each side). This is what I purchased & it comes with about 6 of the proper sized rivets needed:

http://www.amazon.com/Astro-1445-90-...Plastic+Rivets
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Re: Sound dampening material in wheel well removal/replacement

If you have problems finding the knock in that area (I had mine at the dealership 6 times with no luck), someone on here put a post up about the loose bolts under the vehicle. Under the driver's side, there's a boomerang shaped piece with 3 or 4 bolts, exposed so no need to take off the wheel well lining. The middle bolt was hand tight and the knocking sound stopped when I tightened it up and hasn't come back in a month (it use to knock every time I drove the vehicle).
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