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 Post subject: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:12 am 
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Hi

I have an EB Series 2 Fairmont and the rear bumper is sagging from the body, it doesn't seem to be loose.

I was wondering whats the best way about going fixing this?

I tried the search function and couldn't find anything relevent.

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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:09 am 
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I would also like to know the answer to this?

Case of removing the bar and bending brackets???
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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:48 am 
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I'm not sure about on the boxcars, but o the nl I believe their will be a bracke eithersied that you slide the bumper into and sort of slide it eit in, that seem pretty notorious for breaking, best bet check out picka part get a couple brakcet then pull it off to check if they need replacing, probably best to have a second set of hands to.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:59 pm 
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Don't rule out a broken mount. They can shake apart over years of road vibrations. Happened on my old EL futura and currently have same prob on my EF XR8. Fairly easy to mend though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:39 pm 
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Thanks guys... Love this forum, so many helpful minds..
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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:09 pm 
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Is it sagging at the front or the rear of the bumper? If it's the front corners, it'll just be a case of getting it into the clips. If it's the rear that's sagging, there could be damage to the internal reinforcement.

Generally when they get hit in the back, it can crush the reinforcement bar. I had it happen to mine, but got a brand new bumper through insurance :)

It's not hard to remove. Remove the plastic boot trims around the edges so you have access to the 4 big bolts in the floor, undo them, and then you slide it back from the car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:59 am 
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^^^
Don't forget the bolts and screws in the rear wheel arches.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:22 pm 
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OZBMX wrote:
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Don't forget the bolts and screws in the rear wheel arches.

forgot about those, probably because I never bothered to put them back in when I took them out for the first time :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sagging rear bumper
Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:35 pm 
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