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Old 08-19-2002, 01:52   #1 (permalink)
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A while ago my dad (the previous owner) got clipped by a 4WD. it hit the rear bumper, right on the drivers side corner. Now the whole bumper sits wonky, to the point where the tailgate (it's a wagon btw :)) is rubbing against the bumper, rubbing away the paint and plastic, not to mention that water loves to sit in there.


How the hell do i fix this, i have absolutely no idea.... Please tell me i dont need to goto a garage??


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Old 08-20-2002, 04:42   #2 (permalink)
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The bumper is held on with clips I believe. Replacing these should fix the problem. I'm presuming the bumper itself isn't actually damaged?
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the bumper is ok.... its just sitting wrong...

Is it the two clips on each side... right up where the bumper joins the rear quarter??



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If you're not confident looking at it yourself, a trustworthy panel beater would not charge much to fix that problem.

If anyone else with an EA-EL wagon has had experience with the rear bumper, it would be appreciated.
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rear bumper

from my ea as a guide there are probably two internal pegs on either side that slide in on the bumper at the ends. Refer to the manual where they are. I got bumped in a car park, the clips fell off and it hung loose. You have to unclip (or unscrew in some cases) the entire unit and reclip these edges on right. If its broken it will not be a perfect fit but from my experience your clips are knackered and should be reaplced to fix it.
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I don't know if the bumper on the wagons is mounted the same way as the sedans, but they are probably similar. The rear bumper is held on at 4 positions. 2 plastic clips on either side
(quarter panels) and 2 metal brackets which bolt the bumper to the chasiss at the back.

One of these brackets was slightly bent downward on my fairmont, so the bumper was sitting very low on one side.
Took the bumper off, straightened the bracket using a vice and a large hammer, put it back on and now it sits sweet.
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Wagons are the same except there are four of those slide in clip things, 2 each side, if they have popped out, just do what The Fonz suggested, take the whole bumper off and put it back on properly. it shouldn't take very long for uself to do. It will also probably be easier to do if u back ur car up on ramps so u've got room to move around under the car
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