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Old 04-07-2011, 11:33 PM   #1
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In the maintenance manual it says that you have to remove the bumper endcaps to remove the bumper, is that true? Also I want to remove the bumper mounting brackets from the frame, the manual says I have to remove the bumper first, then the mounting brackets. Is that true? Thanks
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You have to remove the caps to get at the bracket bolts. Easy enough to remove the bumper 6 bolts and 2 screws and it's off.
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You have to remove the caps to get at the bracket bolts. Easy enough to remove the bumper 6 bolts and 2 screws and it's off.
Ok cool, and are there specific torque settings for putting the bolts back on? I wouldn't think so cuz its just the bumper and not like the engine. Thanks
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Ok cool, and are there specific torque settings for putting the bolts back on? I wouldn't think so cuz its just the bumper and not like the engine. Thanks

2 grunts and a groan. Just stop before you break off the weld nuts inside the frame rail
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I think tight is tight and would be fine on the bumper without an exact torque.
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2 grunts and a groan. Just stop before you break off the weld nuts inside the frame rail
Oh god, are they prone to breaking when you remove them?
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Some can, depending on rust conditions where you live or where the Jeep lived before you got it...
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Some of mine did, but it's no problem. You can easily put a nut on the other side and use a new bolt.
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Some of mine did, but it's no problem. You can easily put a nut on the other side and use a new bolt.
Ok and if they do break, will the rest of the bolt thats inside the frame rail just fall out?
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