Originally Posted by Jackmup
... Next remove the inner wheel well. Both sides
You need to take out the ten or so 10mm nuts all the way up front. stick your head in there you'll see them. ...
On my 2000 2.7t:
I did not have to remove the inner wheel wells. (but did need to remove the two bolts (per side) in the lower wheel wells that go into the bumper cover.)
To reach the 3 nuts (3 on each side, 6 total.) that hold the bumper cover to the fender , I used two methods. The driver's side I was able to reach up in a gap just forward of the tire and inner wheel well. On the passenger side I removed the air box. The nuts are right behind it. Keep an eye on the little plastic washer thingies.
I use the bumper mounting bolts, with about 3.5 inches of fuel line, as the "special tools" to hold the carrier lock in place.