GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Grille and Molding

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1988-91 R/V Series

See Figure 1

  1. Remove the lower radiator grille-to-grille bolts.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Grille mounting-1988-91 R/V Series

  1. Remove the radiator support-to-grille bolts.
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  3. Slide the bottom of the grille out and lower the grille from the truck.
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  5. Remove the headlight bezels.
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  7. Remove the headlights.
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  9. Remove the nuts securing the molding to the fender, radiator support and lower grille panel.
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  11. Remove the molding.
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  13. Remove the molding clips.
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  15. Remove the lower radiator grille-to-fender bolts.
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  17. Remove the lower radiator grille-to-sheet metal support bolts.
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  19. Remove the lower radiator grille.
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To install:
  1. Position the lower radiator grille on the truck.
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  3. Install the lower radiator grille-to-sheet metal support bolts.
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  5. Install the lower radiator grille-to-fender bolts.
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  7. Install the upper molding on the radiator support with clips and nuts. Make the nuts finger-tight.
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  9. Install the lower molding. on the radiator support with clips and nuts. Make the nuts finger-tight.
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  11. Install the right and left moldings on the fenders.
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The moldings must butt against the upper and lower moldings and are clipped to them.

  1. Tighten the nuts securing the moldings.
  2.  
  3. Install the headlights.
  4.  
  5. Install the headlight bezels.
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  7. Insert the top of the grille into the underside of the radiator support, then, slide the bottom of the grille into place.
  8.  
  9. Install the radiator support-to-grille bolts.
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  11. Install the lower radiator grille-to-grille bolts.
  12.  

Except 1988-91 R/V Series

See Figure 2

  1. Remove the parking lamps and side marker lamps.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Grille mounting-except 1988-91 R/V Series

  1. Remove the 2 grille-to-latch support bolts.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 1 grille bracket-to-latch support bolt.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 6 grille-to-radiator support bolts.
  6.  
  7. Lift the grille and filler panels from the truck.
  8.  
  9. Install the grille.
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