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Unread 02-22-2005, 05:36 PM   #1
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how do you remove front bumper of a 97 zj

im curious of how to remove the front bumper of my jeep. I found what looks to me to be push pin type things in the wheel wheels? what is the best proceudure to remove the bumper?

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Unread 02-22-2005, 07:12 PM   #2
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Take those plastic pin things you described in the wheel well and pull them out. I've used needlenose pliers in the past they work ok. There are also a couple in the front bottom part of the bumper under the radiator. Once they are out pull each side off (there is a stud on the metal bumper underneath the fascia that the fascia slides into to hold it).
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You have got to remove the grill to get to the 4 screws in the top of the bumper cover. Also, there is slots on the sides of the bumper that slide onto pegs. once you have all the screws and plastic pins it pulls off to the front. It might be easier to do one side then the other.
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Unread 02-22-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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What they said and when you are squatting down pulling on the bumper to remove it, if it happens to suddenly break free and you fall a$$ first into a drain pan full of used oil, I'll understand your frustration.



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Unread 02-22-2005, 09:23 PM   #5
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Here's the best procedure to remove the front bumper.




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Unread 02-22-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
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i suggested hooking up a rope. one end to his front bumper, the other to the tow hitch on my jeep... should be quite simple.
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Once again Al, I too used that method at first. Not the most forgiving method.


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Unread 02-23-2005, 12:38 AM   #8
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True Hunter, I wasn't able to reinstall so I have been bumperless ever since.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 04:32 PM   #9
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I just used a small tree and a slippery rock and mine popped right off. Oh wait I had to use reverse to....the rest I leave to your imagination.

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