Plymouth Sundance Fender Troubleshooting
Your Plymouth Sundance fender certainly isn't the be all and end all of your auto's parts, but it sure is an important one. The role of the fender is fairly simple: block tire-launched mud, snow, pebble, and debris. In doing so, this debris won't damage the vehicle's paint job, damage other vehicles, or hurt unsuspecting pedestrians. That being said, you'll want to correctly troubleshoot your fender's damage in order to find a suitable solution.
If you notice the smell of burnt rubber as you drive, then that's never a good thing. Pull over and check your ride; one part you can start with is your fender. If your fender is rubbing against your rubber tires, then that's where the smell is coming from. This can be bad news for several reasons. For one thing, this could seriously damage your fender. Secondly, it could cause uneven and premature wearing out of your tires. The common causes of this unwanted friction between your fender and tire are either loose fender connections or poorly installed suspension components.
Your fender is held in place by a number of screws. Should these screws come loose, become damaged, or go missing, they would leave your fender to dangle a bit. To check if your fender connections are securely fastened, inspect the screws or simply check for an unusual gap between your auto's body and the fender. Remember: a loose fender could fall off completely, cause friction between the tire and fender, or fail to block tire-flung debris. That's why you should attend to this problem right away.
If you've been in a fender bender, then your vehicle's fender could be pretty banged up. Lucky for you, dents and scratches can easily be repaired. Cracked fenders, on the other hand, may require a sealant or an immediate replacement should the damage be too severe.
Rust and rust holes
Fender rust can be a real pain in the fanny. First of all, it ruins the look of your fender and your ride. And secondly, it could cause your fender to corrode and become so damaged that it will need to be removed and replaced immediately. In fact, corrosion can cause unsightly rust holes. You can easily spot these holes during inspection.