GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Bumpers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Front bumper assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear bumper assembly

Front
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws and retaining clips from each front fender lining.
  4.  
  5. Pull the fender lining back to gain access to headlamp retaining nuts and air cleaner resonator.
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  7. Remove rubber retaining strap and air cleaner resonator through fender lining opening on the right side of the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the nuts securing each headlamp assembly.
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  11. Remove headlamp mounting nut securing the headlamp assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove screws from each parking lamp, slide parking lamp toward front and disconnect bulb socket.
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  15. Remove screws from each headlamp bezel and bezels from vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Remove retaining screws along top of upper bumper fascia.
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  19. Remove upper fascia support nut from each side of the fascia, accessible through the front for the lower bumper fascia.
  20.  
  21. Remove bolt from each lower fascia brace
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  23. Remove screws accessible through the front of the lower bumper fascia.
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  25. Remove bumper lower fascia fitting bolt located underneath and in the center of the bumper. Slide front bumper assembly forward, disconnect turn signal connectors and remove bumper assembly from vehicle.
  26.  
  27. Remove mounting nuts and remove the impact bar from the vehicle.
  28.  

To install:
  1. Install the impact bar and tighten nuts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install bumper fascia and connect turn signal lamps. Tighten fitting bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  5. Install screws accessible through the front of the lower bumper fascia.
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  7. Install bolt for each lower fascia brace. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  9. Install upper fascia support nut for each side of the fascia, accessible through the front of the lower bumper fascia. Tighten to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install retaining screws along top of upper bumper fascia.
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  13. Install screws for each headlamp bezel and bezels on vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Connect bulb socket. Install screws from each parking lamp, slide parking lamp into front of vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Install headlamp mounting nut securing the headlamp assembly.
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  19. Install the nuts securing each headlamp assembly.
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  21. Install rubber retaining strap and air cleaner resonator through fender lining opening on the right side of the vehicle.
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  23. Install the screws and retaining clips for each front fender lining.
  24.  
  25. Connect the negative battery cable.
  26.  

Rear Bumper
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove retaining screws and license plate bracket.
  4.  
  5. Remove retaining screws and rear center garnish.
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  7. Remove retaining screws from combination lamp assembly, pull assembly away from vehicle and disconnect bulb sockets from lamp. Remove rear combination lamp assemblies.
  8.  
  9. Remove retaining screws along top of the rear upper bumper fascia.
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  11. Remove mounting screw from rear support bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove retaining screws from under the rear bumper lower fascia.
  14.  
  15. Slide rear bumper fascia backwards, disconnect license plate lamp bulb sockets and remove rear bumper fascia from vehicle.
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  17. Remove plastic clips and rear end interior trim panel.
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  19. Remove mounting nuts securing the rear bumper impact bar. The nuts are accessible through the luggage compartment and from under the vehicle.
  20.  

To install:
  1. Install the rear impact bar and tighten the nuts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Position rear bumper fascia close to vehicle and connect license plate bulb sockets.
  4.  
  5. Insert side sliders into the holders and slide rear bumper into place.
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  7. Install retaining screws under the rear lower bumper fascia.
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  9. Install mounting screw to each rear support bracket.
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  11. Install retaining screws along top of rear upper fascia.
  12.  
  13. Install rear combination lamp assemblies to vehicle. Connect bulb sockets and assemble lamps to vehicle with retaining screws.
  14.  
  15. Install rear center garnish to vehicle and secure with screws.
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  17. Install license plate bracket to vehicle with screws.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
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