Front bumper removal - Jeep Cherokee Forum
Jeep Cherokee Forum

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > OEM Cherokee Tech
Log In 
Search


Front bumper removal

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
CF Veteran
 
OOdynamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: York PA/State College PA
Posts: 2,412

View OOdynamite's Photo Album My Photos
2001 Cherokee
Default Front bumper removal

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
__________________
If your gonna replace, you might as well upgrade

Build Thread:
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...ng-i-go-94369/
OOdynamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Join Cherokee Forum

Join CherokeeForum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Do you love your Jeep? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Jeep Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your jeep, and have a great time with other Jeep Cherokee fans.. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Jeep you'll find that CherokeeForum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join CherokeeForum.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


-->
Old 04-07-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 29

View mxracer420's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

bump
mxracer420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 12:41 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Cnwxj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 575

View Cnwxj's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

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.
Cnwxj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
CF Veteran
 
OOdynamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: York PA/State College PA
Posts: 2,412

View OOdynamite's Photo Album My Photos
2001 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cnwxj View Post
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
__________________
If your gonna replace, you might as well upgrade

Build Thread:
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...ng-i-go-94369/
OOdynamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 05:05 PM   #5
CF Veteran
 
OOdynamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: York PA/State College PA
Posts: 2,412

View OOdynamite's Photo Album My Photos
2001 Cherokee
Default

Bump
__________________
If your gonna replace, you might as well upgrade

Build Thread:
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...ng-i-go-94369/
OOdynamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
CF Veteran
 
gpXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Posts: 1,083

View gpXJ's Photo Album My Photos
2000 Cherokee
Send a message via MSN to gpXJ
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OOdynamite View Post
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
__________________
SOLD!! - 2000 Cherokee Limited, AW4, D30 front, 8.8 rear 4.88's and locked up, 4.5" of lift, 35x12.5x15 BFG KM's, 2x6 rockers, high clearance front inner fenders, home built front and rear bumper, lots of rock rash and dents

Bought!!! - 98 XJ Sport, bone stock for now....let the madness begin again!
gpXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 08:43 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: ohio
Posts: 575

View plowboy 99's Photo Album My Photos
1999 Cherokee
Default

I think tight is tight and would be fine on the bumper without an exact torque.
plowboy 99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #8
CF Veteran
 
OOdynamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: York PA/State College PA
Posts: 2,412

View OOdynamite's Photo Album My Photos
2001 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gpXJ

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?
__________________
If your gonna replace, you might as well upgrade

Build Thread:
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...ng-i-go-94369/
OOdynamite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 12:37 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
zjrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tooele, UT
Posts: 573

View zjrog's Photo Album My Photos
1995 Grand Cherokee
Default

Some can, depending on rust conditions where you live or where the Jeep lived before you got it...
__________________
When it comes to Heroes, Renegades are MINE!

If its not a Mastiff, its just a dog...
zjrog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 02:02 PM   #10
CF Veteran
 
gpXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Posts: 1,083

View gpXJ's Photo Album My Photos
2000 Cherokee
Send a message via MSN to gpXJ
Default

Some of mine did, but it's no problem. You can easily put a nut on the other side and use a new bolt.
__________________
SOLD!! - 2000 Cherokee Limited, AW4, D30 front, 8.8 rear 4.88's and locked up, 4.5" of lift, 35x12.5x15 BFG KM's, 2x6 rockers, high clearance front inner fenders, home built front and rear bumper, lots of rock rash and dents

Bought!!! - 98 XJ Sport, bone stock for now....let the madness begin again!
gpXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #11
CF Veteran
 
OOdynamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: York PA/State College PA
Posts: 2,412

View OOdynamite's Photo Album My Photos
2001 Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gpXJ View Post
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?
__________________
If your gonna replace, you might as well upgrade

Build Thread:
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/pro...ng-i-go-94369/
OOdynamite is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > OEM Cherokee Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 PM.


This site is in no way affiliated with Jeep or Chrysler.

Emails Backup