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Old 11-09-2010, 12:28 PM
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Belly Pan Removal (how to?)

Recently (last month or so), and I don't know how, the belly pan (more to the rear) is hanging down off the ground about 5 inches. It seems the tabs came out of place and are now warped. I can see two screws on either side still holding it in place. I tried sliding it back up, but to no avail. I'll get pics later if necessary.

I want to completely remove this back section as a trip to the dealer will cost $100.

Is it as simple as unscrewing a few bolts? What size is to be used? Is this possible without a lift?

Would ramps work?
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Yes. You can do it without a lift. I can do it on my SRT which is lower than your car but I have long arms. (I'm 6'4".) Ramps will work. I've had my car up on those too. I want to say it's a metric size maybe 9mm. Just unscrew all the bolts you see. Can't remember how many but it's pretty self explanatory once you start.
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Yes. You can do it without a lift. I can do it on my SRT which is lower than your car but I have long arms. (I'm 6'4".) Ramps will work. I've had my car up on those too. I want to say it's a metric size maybe 9mm. Just unscrew all the bolts you see. Can't remember how many but it's pretty self explanatory once you start.

Thanks, bud! I think my arms should be long enough, lol.
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10mm is what it is. If its hanging in the rear, I dont know how that happened, unless you back over something, or some oil change place monkey got lazy. Its not tabs that hold it back there, but bolts, two of them.
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10mm is what it is. If its hanging in the rear, I dont know how that happened, unless you back over something, or some oil change place monkey got lazy. Its not tabs that hold it back there, but bolts, two of them.
Yeah, it's strange. I've tried to make it so it doesn't rub on the ground. Maybe a pot hole?



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Heck, theres your problem, it doesnt go like that at all. The rear bolt holes are way back on the cross member. The panel sits flat, really.

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The rear bolts are correct but the front of the panel isn't in the right place. It goes in the slots on either side of the front mounted skirt - one slot can be seen in the third photo. The belly pan has arrows molded into it showing where the 4 bolts go. You may need to remove the pan and reshape it so it will be flat. It looks like that bend has set into the plastic.
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the rear bolts are correct but the front of the panel isn't in the right place. It goes in the slots on either side of the front mounted skirt - one slot can be seen in the third photo. The belly pan has arrows molded into it showing where the 4 bolts go. You may need to remove the pan and reshape it so it will be flat. It looks like that bend has set into the plastic.
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GLHS837 is right... it's 10mm.
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Got which end he had wrong wrong, but I got the bolt size right I replaced my anchor nuts with ones from the pick bins at Lowes
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