GM Cutlass RWD 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Bumpers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

Front
  1. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the parking lamp connectors.
  4.  
  5. With the aid of an assistant, remove the eight bumper reinforcement-to-energy absorber nuts and remove the bumper. Note the size and position of the shims if used.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the bumper attaching bolts

To install:
  1. With an assistant, install the bumper shims and nuts only hand tight.
  2.  
  3. Move the bumper from side to side to gain sideward adjustment. Add or subtract shims to gain in or out adjustment. Torque the retaining nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the parking lamp wires and lower the vehicle.
  6.  

Rear
  1. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the license plate lamp, back up lamps and the brake lamp connectors.
  4.  
  5. With the aid of an assistant, remove the eight bumper reinforcement-to-energy absorber nuts and remove the bumper. Note the size and position of the shims if used.
  6.  

To install:
  1. With an assistant, install the bumper shims and nuts only hand tight.
  2.  
  3. Move the bumper from side to side to gain sideward adjustment. Add or subtract shims to gain in or out adjustment. Torque the retaining nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the license plate lamp, back up lamps and brake lamp connections. Lower the vehicle.
  6.  

 
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