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Unread 09-26-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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Front bumper removal.

I have a T55 Torx 1/2'' drive and an air gun I am about ready to remove the hooks and drop the bumper so I can put on my high lift jack mounts.

But, I was told not to do it yet because if I do it wrong I could set off the air bags. So either I need to do it super careful and not with an impact gun, or I need to disconnect the relay or something like that. Do you guys have any advice as to what I need to do.

I will be doing this on both my, and my dads jeep. 99 sport, an '06 se both with airbags.

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Unread 09-26-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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Mine came off easily with a ratchet with a piece of pipe I had laying around to act as a breaker bar. You may want to PB blast your 99 though and make it easier to remove the bolts.

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Unread 09-26-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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Mine came off easy with a small breaker and my foot.

It's a 2001, but we don't have any problem with rust in the desert.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 06:33 PM   #4
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I expected mine on my 98 to be stubborn. I bought 3 torx 55's expected to break a couple. They came with a snap of the breaker bar. I had not thought much about the air bags last winter I did some major over hauling with badly rusted bolts and never bothered the airbags. Good luck and go for it.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 06:37 PM   #5
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correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the airbag disengaged with the ignition off?
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Unread 09-26-2008, 06:46 PM   #6
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There is nothing in the front bumper area even remotely associated with the airbags. It's inside the passenger compartment, just in front of the console.
I'd be careful though with using an impact on those torx bolts, you can strip them out pretty easily. Try first without the impact.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 07:50 PM   #7
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you wont set the air bags off, as stated the sensor is in front of consol under dash, plus air bags dont go off (from impacts) with ignition off
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Unread 09-26-2008, 07:54 PM   #8
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I would agree with everyone else. There isn't any sensors on the bumpers to worry about. Just channel iron. Don't worry about it. I would suggest doing your dad's first for practice!! LOL
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Unread 09-26-2008, 08:08 PM   #9
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Don't forget the two underneath ....
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Unread 09-26-2008, 08:13 PM   #10
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Good advice.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 09:48 PM   #11
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I definitely would avoid using an impact wrench except as an absolute last resort. Those torx bolts are darn easy to strip out.
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Unread 09-26-2008, 09:50 PM   #12
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I have had those bolts out 5-15 times in the last few months, I always used a impact but I've got NO rust at all.
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Unread 09-27-2008, 01:14 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the information guys its really helpful.

Trust me, ive used ratchet handles, breaker bars and even cheater bars on my jeep, and just a breaker bar on my dads. I can get my dads, but mine are stubborn. Im going to set the impact gun to lowest setting and soak them in WD-40 and hope for the best.
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Unread 09-27-2008, 05:06 AM   #14
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Go to Wally's and spend a few bucks on a can of PB blaster.... it will save you a lot of trouble and much better than WD-40 when it comes to rusty bolts. A nice coat of anti-seize on the bolts when you put it back together will make the job easy the next time around.
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Unread 09-27-2008, 09:14 AM   #15
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I use a 1/2 imact driver and a BFH to bust em loose, then hit em with the air impact gun.
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