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My front bumper and fender are coming apart where the arrow is. Are there clips or screws holding them together?

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My front bumper and fender are coming apart where the arrow is. Are there clips or screws holding them together?

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Yes! They get saggy. It's usually the mounting clip and/or bumper or fender edges. IIRC for the corner gap, that's more the clip (correct me if wrong please, guys).


There's a bolt in clip that attaches near the corner of the fender, and bumper skin edge gets pulled up onto it.

Apologies - can't look up the P/N right now.
 

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I have this issue as well :( Sometimes I push up on the bumper but it doesn't help much
I'm going to take off the wheel well liner to see what's going on back there. I might want until the new side markers come in. Changing the orange clear.
 

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My rear bumper had the same prob, but the clip was intact. The bumper plastic was torn. I repaired it with a plastic welding kit from harbor freight. The tiniest span of plastic engages with the clip mount. I used the stainless steel screen for reinforcement. It was easy for me. You tube vids spanned from hangover jobs to $$$$ finesse work with expensive tools and bodywork. The PO used Hysol to hold it on.
 

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I'm kind of flitting about here, busy day.

To follow up - IIRC, if it's actually the bumper skin that's the main issue, front or rear, you can slot/notch the mounting holes that use the pop rivets, slide some washers under those points, and button it all back a smidge more tightly with no gap.

Should be a couple DIYs for that still kicking around on here.

Will take pics if/when I do this.

We need a bit of a Renaissance on here to replace a bunch of the threads that have lost their info and/or pics.
 

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We need a bit of a Renaissance on here to replace a bunch of the threads that have lost their info and/or pics.
This.

FWIW sometimes with the wayback machine you can get pics on those old threads. You can also use it to view pages like the NYT that give out x-number of free articles per month. Now the cat's out of the bag & into the ether. . .
 
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