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Front Bumper Removal


 
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Panizza
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Joined: 09 Apr 2005
Location: Union City, CA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: Front Bumper Removal Reply with quote

Hi guys - newbie here! Did not know this forum existed, you guys have done an awesome job with this community! Keep it up.

And this is why I am here: Trying to add tow hooks to my 98 XJ. Got the brackets and hooks, cannot for the life of me get the front bumper off. There's got to be a trick - any advice is appreciated. Thanks for your help.

Andy
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Drake69
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Joined: 26 Mar 2004
Location: Stormtroopin....

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRONT BUMPER REMOVAL:

FRONT END CAP REMOVAL (DONE TWICE):

1: Remove the rivet attaching the end cap to the air deflector.
2: Remove the bolts and nuts attaching the end cap to the bumper.
3: Pull back the wheelhouse liner and remove the screws atttaching the end cap to the front fender.
4: Lifting the end cap from the bottom, tilt slightly upward and slide it outward to disengage the retainer tab from the bumper.
5: Separate the end cap from the bumper.

BUMPER REMOVAL:

1: First remove front end caps.
2: Disengage fog lamps if equipped.
3: Disconnect vacuum line from reservoir (if located inside bumper, may not be present there in older XJs)
3: Remove Torx-head bolts that attach bumper to mounting brackets.
4: On some older models, the horn may also be located inside the bumper, and would need to be removed as well.

If the reservior and/or horn are present inside the bumper and you do not intend to reattach the factory bumper again, you would need to relocate either/both pieces to the engine cavity or other suitable location.

Hope this helps.
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majikxms
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No tricks, just bolts. Try looking at this too:

http://www.jeephorizons.com/tech/xj_hook.html
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Panizza
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Location: Union City, CA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Thanks... Reply with quote

... for the help. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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drewguere
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Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Location: Wilder, Vermont

PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you get a small socket wrench because it really is a PITA with a big one. I found that out the hard way.
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