Saturday, March 26, 2011

how to remove rear bumper cover on a Taurus 4 door seden


Front bumper removal:--------

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Remove the bolts/screws attaching the front bumper to the front bumper isolator and brackets.
  2. If equipped, detach the cornering light electrical connectors. If equipped, disconnect and remove the fog lamps.


WARNING
Never apply heat to the bumper energy absorbers! The heat may cause the material inside to expand and flow out of the absorbers or crack the metal!

  1. Slide the front bumper off the right and left front bumper guide brackets mounted on the front fender.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Front bumper for 1986-91 vehicles-Taurus shown, Sable and SHO similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Front bumper for Taurus and Sable

To install:
  1. If equipped, assemble the cornering lamps and fog lamps.
  2. Slide the bumper onto the front bumper guide bracket mounted on the front fender, then install the parking lamps.
  3. Position the front bumper to the bumper isolator and bracket, then install the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 16-25 ft. lbs. (22-34 Nm).

1993-95 Taurus SHO

See Figures 3 and 4

  1. Remove the six push pins holding the front bumper cover to the top of the radiator grille opening panel reinforcement.
  2. Remove the four push pins securing the front bumper cover to the bottom of the bumper. Remove the two push pins (there is one on each side) holding the bumper cover to the front fender wheel opening flange.
  3. Remove the four nuts (two on each side) securing the bumper cover to the front fenders. Pull the ends of the bumper cover away from the front fenders to clear the retaining studs, then remove the cover.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the front bumper cover-SHO vehicles only

  1. If replacing the front cover, transfer the front license plate mounting bracket (if equipped).
  2. Remove the bolts securing the front bumper to the front bumper isolator and bracket.
  3. Slide the bumper off the right and left front bumper guide brackets mounted on the front fender.



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the front bumper-SHO vehicles only

  1. If the front bumper is to be replaced, assemble the front valance panel for the front bumper.
  2. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the front bumper or bumper isolator and bracket-to-front bumper bolts to 17-25 ft. lbs. (22-34 Nm).

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REar bumper removal :----------

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

Never apply heat to the bumper energy absorbers! The heat may cause the material inside to expand and flow out of the absorbers or crack the metal!

  1. Remove the bolts retaining the rear bumper to the rear bumper isolator and bracket.
  2. With an assistant, slide the rear bumper off the right and left rear bumper isolator and brackets.
  3. On the station wagon, remove the step pad and rear bumper stone deflector.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear bumper mounting-late model Taurus sedan shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear bumper mounting-late model shown



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Fig. Fig. 3: Rear bumper mounting-

To install:
  1. On the station wagon, assemble the step pad and rear bumper stone deflector.
  2. To install the station wagon rear bumper step pad: starting at the center of the pad, carefully align the tabs to the rear bumper, then use a rubber mallet to impact the pad surface.
  3. With an assistant, slide the rear bumper onto the rear bumper guide bracket mounted on the quarter panel.
  4. Position the bumper to the bumper isolator and brackets, then install the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 16-25 ft. lbs. (22-34 Nm).


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