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#1 The Dude Abides

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:50 AM

Is there an easier way to do it. When i try to remove the upper panel i busted all the tabs off. Am i going to be able to put this back without replaceing the tabs.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 10:58 AM

Is there an easier way to do it. When i try to remove the upper panel i busted all the tabs off. Am i going to be able to put this back without replaceing the tabs.


If you go into the storage area in the hatch and remove the four rubber plugs on each side, there will be four 14 or 17mm bolts under those plugs, remove those and slide your bumper off.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:16 AM

Soak those 17mm bolt threads with PB blaster first. Also, if I remember right, there are two smaller bolts - one on both bottom sides of the bumper going into the body sheet metal.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 01:40 PM

If you go into the storage area in the hatch and remove the four rubber plugs on each side, there will be four 14 or 17mm bolts under those plugs, remove those and slide your bumper off.


+1. If it is an ea82, just 4 14mm(head) bolts that hold the bumper on.

#5 AWD J3wman

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:40 PM

this should be stickied or posted in the FAQs



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

What about tricks do removing the front bumpers? On AC equipped Loyales the steel lines get in the way and make it a pain in the rump roast to remove those 14mm bolts. Any hints to make it less shitty?

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

Aha. I just found the other thread below

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

1 - Remove both fans.

 

2 - Air ratchet, and 6 inch extension with 6 sided socket NOT 12 sided as they tend to round off nuts/bolts.



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

Thanks. I definitely don't have those tools. I think I used a small so let wrench and universal joint. I pays to have the right tools

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:43 AM

The rear bumper on wagons should also have 2 10mm bolts underneath the sides, on the sedan, there should be 2 bolts sideways below the tail lights.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:47 AM

1 - Remove both fans.

 

2 - Air ratchet, and 6 inch extension with 6 sided socket NOT 12 sided as they tend to round off nuts/bolts.

Or remove the radiator completely, along with the engine fan.

 

Hand socket with extension will then do the trick, no matter what sided socket you have, but better with the 6 sided.



#12 angerthis

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:17 AM

or just rip out the AC who needs AC LOL

and a 14mm gear wrench works the best

o ya and pull your battery 



#13 AWD J3wman

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 10:58 AM

I had the same issue, I have a nonfunctional AC but Im not removing it because I want to keep it and use it later. I used a 6" extension and a cheater pipe on my 1/4" wrench


Edited by AWD J3wman, 28 July 2014 - 10:58 AM.





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