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How to Replace a Front Bumper

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Bumper
  • Bumper Mounting Kit
Tools
  • Floor Jack
Difficulty

Moderate

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Locate your front bumper and inspect it for damage.
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2
Disconnect the wires to the turn signals and fog lamps if they are attached to the front bumper.
3
Support the front bumper with a floor jack. Spray the mounting bolts with penetrant. Remove the mounting bracket bolts.
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4
Carefully lower the front bumper to the ground.
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5
Remove all components from the front bumper. This may include turn signals, fog lights, a license plate and bumper trim.
6
Compare the new bumper to the old bumper to ensure that it is the correct replacement part.
7
Attach all of the removed components to the new bumper.
8
Install and align the new front bumper and torque the mounting bolts to the manufacturer's specifications.
9
If applicable, reattach the wires to the turn signals and fog lights. Inspect the new front bumper for proper alignment.
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