GM Astro/Safari 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Bumpers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Once fascias or brackets are gone, bumper removal is a simple matter of unbolting retainers ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... in most cases a backup wrench is necessary to keep the retainer from spinning

Front

See Figures 3, 4 and 5



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of a typical early-model Astro and Safari front bumper mounting-two wheel drive vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of a typical Astro and Safari front bumper mounting-all wheel drive vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of a typical late-model Astro and Safari front bumper and fascia assembly

  1. For late-model vehicles so equipped, remove the front bumper fascia:
    1. Remove the grille for access.
    2.  
    3. Remove the fascia-to-bumper lower brace bolts.
    4.  
    5. Remove the fascia-to-fender bolts.
    6.  
    7. Remove the fascia-to-impact bar retainers, then remove the fascia from the vehicle.
    8.  

  2.  
  3. Remove the brace-to-frame bolts.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bracket-to-frame bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bumper from the vehicle with the help of an assistant.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brace-to-plate bolt and nuts, braces from the bumper and bumper-to-plate bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the plate from the bumper, bracket-to-bumper bolts and bracket from the bumper.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Install the bracket to the bumper, bracket-to-bumper nuts and bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the bumper-to-plate bolts, braces to the bumper and brace-to-plate bolts and nuts.
  4.  
  5. Install the bumper onto the vehicle with the help of an assistant.
  6.  
  7. Install the bracket-to-frame bolts and tighten to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
  8.  
  9. If equipped, install the front fascia
  10.  

Rear

See Figures 6 and 7



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Fig. Fig. 6: Exploded view of a typical early-model Astro and Safari rear bumper mounting



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Fig. Fig. 7: Exploded view of a typical Astro and Safari rear bumper fascia mounting

  1. On late-model vehicles so equipped, remove the rear bumper fascia from the bumper assembly.
  2.  
  3. Remove the brace-to-frame bolts, bracket-to-frame bolts and the bumper from the vehicle with the help of an assistant.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brace-to-bumper nuts, brace from the bumper and bracket-to-bumper bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bracket from the bumper.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Install the bracket to the bumper, bracket-to-bumper bolts and the brace to the bumper.
  2.  
  3. Install the bumper onto the vehicle with the help of an assistant.
  4.  
  5. Install the bracket-to-frame bolts and nuts. Tighten the fasteners to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  6.  
  7. If equipped, install the rear bumper fascia.
  8.  

 
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