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Old 04-28-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
Byler
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Installing a rear bumper cover

I have a stock '01 V6. I found that bumpers.com sells OEM bumper covers
that are already painted. How hard or easy would it be to remove the
old cover and install the new one? Will I need special tools or someone
to help me? Do I have to remove something from the trunk area before
I'm able to unscrew the bumper cover?

I need to replace my cover b/c some fine $%#$@ driver hit my rear left
quadrant in a parking lot. The damage looks very small, but the metal
underneath the bumper cover is pushed in a bit, and I guess I'll need
to use a hammer from the inside to push it back.

Thanks.

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Old 04-28-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Installing a rear bumper cover

On 28 Apr 2005 16:28:49 -0700, "Byler" <arpac81@yahoo.com> wrote:

>I have a stock '01 V6. I found that bumpers.com sells OEM bumper covers
>that are already painted. How hard or easy would it be to remove the
>old cover and install the new one? Will I need special tools or someone
>to help me? Do I have to remove something from the trunk area before
>I'm able to unscrew the bumper cover?
>
>I need to replace my cover b/c some fine $%#$@ driver hit my rear left
>quadrant in a parking lot. The damage looks very small, but the metal
>underneath the bumper cover is pushed in a bit, and I guess I'll need
>to use a hammer from the inside to push it back.
>
>Thanks.



You shouldn't need any special tools.

-You'll need to take the inner trunk panels out and remove the bumper
cover nuts.
-Remove the gas-fill drain hose.
-Take off cover to quarter panel screws...in the wheel arch, 2 per
side.
-From underneath, take off the pin-style retainers.

That should do it

Another pair of hands would be good. But if you're going solo and it
starts to get unwieldy as your taking the cover off (or putting the
new one on) you might use some painters tape to hold it in place as
you get each side removed (or installed)

Buena suerte

DP
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Installing a rear bumper cover

In article <mls271d9aqm45nvtl3mm0bu4e3dljpkdts@4ax.com>, Dinsdale wrote:

> -You'll need to take the inner trunk panels out and remove the bumper
> cover nuts.


> -Remove the gas-fill drain hose.


Why? Seems easy enough to work around.
Other than that, I was going to post the same thing.

> -Take off cover to quarter panel screws...in the wheel arch, 2 per
> side.
> -From underneath, take off the pin-style retainers.


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Old 04-29-2005, 12:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Installing a rear bumper cover

On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 12:36:14 -0500, tetraethylleadREMOVETHIS@yahoo.com
(Brent P) wrote:

>In article <mls271d9aqm45nvtl3mm0bu4e3dljpkdts@4ax.com>, Dinsdale wrote:
>
>> -You'll need to take the inner trunk panels out and remove the bumper
>> cover nuts.

>
>> -Remove the gas-fill drain hose.

>
>Why? Seems easy enough to work around.
>Other than that, I was going to post the same thing.


I may be mistaken, but I think the drain hose is connected to the
bottom of the cover so it's going to have to come off anyway.
I guess I could have been clearer and said 'Remove the gas-fill drain
hose from the bumper cover'
.....but that's why I'm not a tech writer :)

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