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How to remove front bumper cover?


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#1 Owen O'Neal

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:58 PM

My daughter managed to remove the front license plate and holder by using the left rear quarter of another car... that process damaged the front bumper cover enough that I want to replace it, but I would like to find out what I am getting into before tackling it. Any one who has done so or has an idea of where to get the information, please let me know!

Minor detail - she drives a 99 Stratus, V6, auto.

Edited by Owen O'Neal, 27 November 2009 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

Under each front fender you got bolt that holding cover in place. Also , you got 3 plastic clamps/pins that holding bumper to the top radiator support . And , you got , i think 6 or so plastic clips/pins under the bumper , that holding it to the bottom radiator support.
I doubt you got to remove bumper cover to put plate holder in place. It was just screwed in to the bumper with large diameter screws.

forgot to mention. Those clips/pins , look like screw at first look. Unscrew the internal screw and then pull external "expendable plug" out. In some cases , you got to pull up internal pin fitst and pull out plug after that.

There is no metal behind plate holder , just a plastic and foam. If holes ripped too large , just move plate holder about 1/2" to the side and screw it to the bumper cover.

You can just bolt plates to the bumper directly. As it done on my car.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:32 PM

Under each front fender you got bolt that holding cover in place. Also , you got 3 plastic clamps/pins that holding bumper to the top radiator support . And , you got , i think 6 or so plastic clips/pins under the bumper , that holding it to the bottom radiator support.
I doubt you got to remove bumper cover to put plate holder in place. It was just screwed in to the bumper with large diameter screws.

forgot to mention. Those clips/pins , look like screw at first look. Unscrew the internal screw and then pull external "expendable plug" out. In some cases , you got to pull up internal pin fitst and pull out plug after that.

There is no metal behind plate holder , just a plastic and foam. If holes ripped too large , just move plate holder about 1/2" to the side and screw it to the bumper cover.

You can just bolt plates to the bumper directly. As it done on my car.


Thanks! I appreciate the quick reply - looks like I have another project to add to my list!

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:35 PM

That the reason why all the femails in my family using public transportation. :)

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:46 PM

Some of those plastic pins that hold the bumper underneath are a pain in the butt to remove. I took a Stratus bumper off at the yard a few months back, and I ended up having to drill out the center, then pry with a flathead screwdriver and tear with pliers to get them out. I hope you don't much trouble with yours, that way they can be reused.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:44 PM

got to use rite size screwdriver. Too small will damage plastic screw and you'll have to drill them out. I made same mistake first time i took bumper off. I was under impression those screws made of metal. :)