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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:23 pm 
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the back bumper on my elxr8 has droped a bit on the passenger side corner. is there some sort of clips thet hold it up that may have broken??
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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:50 pm 
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welcome to a very common problem my friend..... 3 things.......
1) horse shoe clip is broken..
2)the leg that attaches the horse shoe clip to the inside of the bumper is snapped...
3) the plastic lug that is plugged into the metal body that is guided into the horse shoe clip is snapped...

*all three cause the bumper to sag... :roll: :?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:34 pm 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
welcome to a very common problem my friend..... 3 things.......
1) horse shoe clip is broken..
2)the leg that attaches the horse shoe clip to the inside of the bumper is snapped...
3) the plastic lug that is plugged into the metal body that is guided into the horse shoe clip is snapped...

*all three cause the bumper to sag... :roll: :?


thanks for that. i guess the bumper is coming off then. are the clips easy to replace?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:49 pm 
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millard455 wrote:
fordfreak ef wrote:
welcome to a very common problem my friend..... 3 things.......
1) horse shoe clip is broken..
2)the leg that attaches the horse shoe clip to the inside of the bumper is snapped...
3) the plastic lug that is plugged into the metal body that is guided into the horse shoe clip is snapped...

*all three cause the bumper to sag... :roll: :?


thanks for that. i guess the bumper is coming off then. are the clips easy to replace?
yes.. the clips are easy to replace.. 2 philip head screws hold them in.. i always pick a few up as spare to keep as back-ups...

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:38 am 
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Was playing with mine over xmas - Also possible that the mounts for horse shoe clip are broken, which is why my bumper is nearly falling off. A lagre blob of glue did wonders for mine.
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:24 am 
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I have just realised that the rear bumper of my el xr has started to sag on the drivers side. I can see a gap of about 5mm. I have justed had all of the suspension done so the ride is a lot harder now so something must have broken in there because of the increased harshness of the bumps. Are the clips etc still available new from ford?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:07 am 
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:21 am 
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I have just realised that the rear bumper of my el xr has started to sag on the drivers side. I can see a gap of about 5mm. I have justed had all of the suspension done so the ride is a lot harder now so something must have broken in there because of the increased harshness of the bumps. Are the clips etc still available new from ford?


is this where its sagging?? (pic below)

there are the horse shoe clips on each side of the bumper and these plastic lugs that stick out from the body that hold the horse shoe clips up. after i replaced the horse shoe clips on my bumper it still has a small gap on the sides like in pic and im prety sure its the plastic lugs have slightly bent down (you will see what im on about when ya get the bumper off) id replace both horse shoe clips and both these lugs as they dont cost much. have you had the bumper off before?? the splash guards in the rear wheel arch on mine were held in by these stupid pop rivet things and i had to drill them out and replace them with plastic scrivets same with the bit of sheet metal that holds the botom of the bumper to the spare wheel well. let me know how ya go cos if you replace thoese lugs and it fixes the gap im gona take my bumper off again as i only replaced the horse shoe clips and i dont like that gap.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:56 pm 
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Not sure if there is much of a gap on the side like that (only had a quick look last night when I noticed it and it was dark) the gap is more above the exhaust cutout underneath the tail light. I will have to have a look tonight if I have time. Anyone know what the part number or description of these clips and lugs are so I can just ring up and order them from ford as there isn't a ford dealer here anymore as they were s**t and had to close. How many of each do I need to order?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:16 pm 
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Not sure if there is much of a gap on the side like that (only had a quick look last night when I noticed it and it was dark) the gap is more above the exhaust cutout underneath the tail light. I will have to have a look tonight if I have time. Anyone know what the part number or description of these clips and lugs are so I can just ring up and order them from ford as there isn't a ford dealer here anymore as they were s**t and had to close. How many of each do I need to order?


how lucky are you, i found the old broken one laying around the shed. the number it has on it is 94da 17b876aa one is the part number and im not sure what the other number is or witch one is witch, oh that is for the horse shoe clip. DESCRIPTION plastic clip that holds up corner of rear bumper and you want two of them, one for each side. ford should be able to figure it out for ya

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:32 pm 
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mate you're a dead set aussie legend.

I am guessing you have to take the whole rear bumper off to change this?? I think I will be putting up a few "how the hell do you get the rear bumper of an EL" type questions soon. Thanks for that!!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:46 pm 
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lol you ppl are luckier then i am,
Mine broke yesterday while installing the rear skirt..
Went down to my local ford dealer.
guess what? the dumb a*** didnt know what it was. says my bumper was broken.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:41 pm 
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mine has a gap in the *middle* of the bumper, above to towbar...been like that since I got it...how easy are the bumpers to get back on once you take them off?
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Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:01 am 
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easy as piss.
don't but the horseshoe clips until you know it them thats broken
i bought new ones, and worked out it was on my bar thats broken.
fixed with liquid nails for about a week, then both sides broke again.
as for the rear bar, theres a bunch or screws or rivits behind each wheel, the theres 2 bolts going into each chassis rail, which are accessed through the boot floor. remove carpet, and there should be some rubber lugs, near the back of the car in the boot.
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Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:43 am 
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phatal wrote:
mate you're a dead set aussie legend.

I am guessing you have to take the whole rear bumper off to change this?? I think I will be putting up a few "how the hell do you get the rear bumper of an EL" type questions soon. Thanks for that!!


yep bumper has to come off. remove the splash guards in rear wheel arches and ya should see a bolt holding the end of the bumper up on each side, remove these bolts. mine had a plate holding the rear skirt to the spare wheel well this had to come off to. now remove the carpeted plastic sides in the boot and you should see a rubber gromit in the chassis rail on both sides, remove gromit and remove the bolts that are in there(2 each side and dont drop them cos they are realy hard to get back) now you can slide the bumper out from the car a bit and get ya hand in and disconect the number plate light then slide the bumper the rest of the way off and ya done.

well that pic didnt turn out real good. arrow closest to taillight is where the horse shoe clips are and the other one is the bolt holding the end of the bumper up-1 each side

 

 

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