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Old 12-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Trouble getting front bumper off. Tips/help??

Hey everyone,

So as the title states I'm having some issues getting the two big front bolts off my standard facelift sedan front bumper. I've given it all I can but it's barely budged. Any tips for lubing the bolts or anything of the sort? I've got WD40 at home if that will help just unsure about using it on the bolts. I'm trying to remove the bumper to remove the auxiliary fan since I just did the electric fan swap. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Oh and if I'm just weak sauce let me know I'll get someone stronger lol.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about the facelift, but what problems are you having? The bolts are kind of long and you may need an extension to get up in there,but I remember it being pretty straight forward. If they are too hard to turn you could either, get a longer handled wrench, or spray with pb blaster, or both.

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Old 12-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #4
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Trouble getting front bumper off. Tips/help??

I used pipe from my floor jack and use leverage they were a bit seized and broke a couple bits

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