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Front bumper removal?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dylandercole, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Sep 19, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    dylandercole

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    Does anyone have a write up or anythign like that of how to remove the front bumper on an 03? I rear ended someone a little bit ago and i dont really have that much damage to the bumper but its off axis so i wanted to see if the brackets were bent or if i needed a whoile bumper. any advice?
     
  2. Sep 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    the front bumper is held on by either 4 or 6 bolts..Get under and look, there pretty obvious
     
  3. Sep 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    dylandercole

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    allright thanks
     
  4. Sep 19, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    blackhawke88

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  5. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    mtucker

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    I just took off my 03 front bumper last week.... twice to replace the two brackets (one was a little tweaked) and the front bumper cover.

    The two main brackets have two nuts a piece that hold the bumper on to the frame. I believe they were 14mm. Then there are two nuts on the very sides of the bumper. 10mm I think. I accessed them between the front tire and front bumper pushing the black plastic "lining' out of the way to get to them. There are large rubber washers on these. With those six nuts off, she should come off.

    Matt
     
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