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how hard is it to remove

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kmrofka, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Nov 21, 2008 at 10:43 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    how hard is it to remove the front bumper and skids
     
  2. Nov 22, 2008 at 1:25 AM
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    its not

    simple metric sockets will get the job done
     
  3. Nov 23, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    kmrofka

    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    what bolts do i need to remove to take off the bumper i removed the skids already
     
  4. Nov 23, 2008 at 3:46 PM
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    It's really not hard. Suckers are on TIGHT though, soak them in PB Blaster overnight. I'd also pull the negative cable off the battery and wait a few minutes (book says minimum two) so you don't accidentally set off the airbags.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2008 at 3:59 PM
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    After you get the plastic skirt bumper off........you should be looking at a square tube about 2 1/2 feet long. There is holes in the tube that you need to slide the socket into it to get to the bolt head IIRC. Same thing with the air bag cans if your takin them off too.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2008 at 2:07 AM
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    well i took alook and all i can see is two bolts on each side of the bumper that go to the frame if i remove those is that it?
     
  8. Nov 24, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    NO, there are a couple more hiden by the bumper......start looking for circular holes in the bumper or mount brackerts I believe there are 3 bolts per side.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    its been awhile since i took mine off so i cant say for sure where they are or how many...

    best thing to do is get up under there and start looking
     
  10. Nov 24, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    there are 2 per side that bolt into the bottom of the frame rail, the other one per side i believe is on the front of the can INSIDE the can its self. There should be ahole in front of the can to fit a socket.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    When removing the front bumper, are you at risk of damaging the airbag sensors?

    Also, how heavy is the front bumper when sliding it off?
     
  12. Apr 7, 2010 at 4:36 AM
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    the front bumper weighs like 15 lbs or so...its light as all get out

    i doubt you run the risk of bothering the airbag sensors
     
  13. Apr 7, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    kmrofka [OP] Im so hungry i can ride a horse...

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    holy crap i forgot about this thread
     
  14. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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