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#1 TROGDOR!

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 11:25 AM

Any tips on removing the EA82 front bumper cover before I dig into it?

#2 StormTrooper

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 11:32 AM

Don't remove the cover!! If you are swapping complete bumpers, removing the cover will get you no where...If you are swapping covers for aesthetics, then go right ahead.

But if you removing the whole bumper, you need to get at it from inside the hood. Pretty sure you need to remove the battery to get in there, or, its just very close. On both sides of the body under the hood are two 17 or 19mm bolts..Do not make the mistake i made and break the nuts that are spot-welded onto the bumper off, it will cause a slightly more intense headache...It should be very simple...just unscrew four bolts from under the hood, and Voila!!

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#3 Flowmastered87GL

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 04:43 PM

Yep just remove 4 bolts from the engine bay. Removing the battery DOES make it easier. Its a little harder when the bumper is tweaked like 10 degrees (my 86 battlewagon) :banghead:

#4 StormTrooper

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 01:43 AM

you should have seen me in the J/Y...Didn't realize the nuts were spot welded on the bumper...shaved my knuckles, yelled and buymped my head, broke all four nuts off their welds, had a helluva time finding where the bolts were located, I caould have sworn they were somewhere secret...Then accidentally found where they were located, and then felt incredibly smart!

I wouldn't wish that experienmce on anyone, but I'm sure we've all done some smart stuff when it comes to fixing/screwing with cars...

good luck Trogdor. (cool name...is your name Rodgor T?)

#5 AWD J3wman

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

This too should be stickied or put in the FAQs



#6 MR_Loyale

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:05 PM

  Front bumper. This may help:

 

 

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The writeup of the procedure is here:

 

http://www.autozone....900c15280067754


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#7 AWD J3wman

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

super easy to get to. took me 20 mins with an AC system and I have never done it before. Slid right out, no trickery involved.



#8 Ibreakstuff

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:18 PM

Sticky or put into the repair section! Definitely good information, glad I am not the only person that learned the hard way regarding the front bumper bolts.

And WOW did autozone upgrade their repair guides, thanks for that gem as well.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:28 PM

Jewman, what did you use? Those lines were getting in the way every chance they could. I think there was a radiator hose or big group of wires as well. It was over a year ago, hence I don't remember details, but I am about to do it again.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't see anything on that auto zone link? Just a menu...

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:46 PM

My new car is without AC and not rusty. It took me less than ten minutes to remove my front bumper. Did not remove the battery or anything. Just a short handled socket wrench and a short 14mm socket. No extender bits or anything and it slipped in front of all the wiring. For some reason I remembered the bolts being below that lip on the frame and closer to the valve covers. If you are having troubles removing your bumpers, just buy a car from a rust free area :)



#12 AWD J3wman

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

Jewman, what did you use? Those lines were getting in the way every chance they could. I think there was a radiator hose or big group of wires as well. It was over a year ago, hence I don't remember details, but I am about to do it again.

 

6" extension, with a 14mm socket, my radiator was out so that might of helped but everything moved pretty easily.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:56 PM

Do XT bumpers remove the same way?






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