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How to fix bumper.

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by dunkhi, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    dunkhi

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    So i was driving and getting ready to make a right turn at a red light behind a civic, and they take off so i look left to see if its clear so i can go.But no the civic decides to slam on their breaks after committing to go and i didnt see it so i rear ended them a little. The damage was minimum on my truck but kinda messed up their back end. My bumper prob came off about a centimeter and is not inline with the rest of the body anymore. I tried to push it back up but nothing snapped back in place. So can anyone tell me how to fix this? I'd rather not bring it into a dealership..:mad:

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  2. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    mines like that after i took it off and put it back on a few times. i just live with it. if u dont like it, just take it off and put it back on, haha, making sure all the screws n bolts are tight.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    hmm but how do i get under it and take it off and put it back on again. are u sure nothing broken?
     
  4. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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  5. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    since it was pushed back..maybe try tugging it forward. Or try pushing the corner of the bumper toward the driver side. hope this helps.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    Try loosening everything up and then aligning it.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    ya i tried pushing and even putting a jack up there and pushing it together.

    it wont stay.

    but it will move back with a lot of force.

    any one know the best way?
     
  8. Feb 18, 2009 at 11:23 PM
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    hhmm...well, from the pics it doesn't look too bad, but if shoving it around didn't do any, I probably would just take it off and have a look. There's not much hardware that holds the bumper anyway.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    I'd say the mounts are just twisted or turned, find the bumper mounts, loosen them off, align and tighten.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    does anyone know the best way to take off a bumper?

    i dont see anyway i could except from underneath and inside
     
  11. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    Here's the instructions from the 05+ FSM...
     

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  12. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    dang...


    but anyways

    those instructions confuse me.

    wth is protective tape lol
     
  13. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Thanks!

    I didn't mess with the protective tape, but I think they mean just some plain old masking tape. Just something to protect it all from any scratches while you remove it. I was just careful and everything worked out...
     
  14. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    Also, it'll make more sense as you start working on it and seeing the related parts...
     
  15. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    please pm the FSMs in the future, ToyotaNation almost got shut down because people were publicly distributing them.

    thank you
     
  16. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Whoops... Didn't know that.

    Will do that in the future...
     
  17. Feb 19, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    from the pictures does it look like i need to just take it off and re adjust everything?

    or is something broken
     
  18. Feb 19, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    My first impression was that maybe some of the little clips on the inside of the bumper (there are a bunch of them!) might have come lose or broke, but it looks like you could probably just take it off and put it back.
     
  19. Feb 19, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    hmm yea i saw alot of clips on the instructions.

    i could prob just pull a frankenstein but id rather do it right.
     
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