Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Front Bumper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1970-78 Models

See Figure 1

  1. Loosen the two screws securing the inner fender front protector to the car body, then remove the two nuts securing the front side bumper to the car body.
  2.  
  3. Remove the two nuts retaining the bumper to the shock and remove the bumper. Remove the shocks.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front bumper assembly-1970-78 models

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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1979-81 Models

See Figure 2

  1. Remove the nuts attaching the front side bumper to the front fender.
  2.  
  3. Remove the radiator grille.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Front bumper assembly-1979-81 models

  1. Disconnect the front combination lamp harness connectors and remove the front bumper with the shock absorbers, then remove the shock absorbers.
  2.  
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the bumper to shock bolts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-19 Nm) and the shock absorber to body bolts to 23-31 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm).
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1982-83 Models

See Figure 3

  1. Disconnect the front combination lamp harness connectors.
  2.  
  3. Open the hood and remove the bumper from the shocks.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shock absorbers.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the bumper to shock bolts to 12-15 ft. lbs. (16-19 Nm) and the shock absorber to body bolts to 23-31 ft. lbs. (30-40 Nm).
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1984-88 Models

See Figures 4, 5 and 6

  1. From under the bumper assembly, disconnect the wire harnesses attached to the front parking/ signal lights.
  2.  
  3. Remove the grille from below the bumper cover.
  4.  
  5. Remove the retaining nuts securing the bumper cover to the fenders on each side of the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Lift the bumper cover away from the reinforcement.
  8.  
  9. Remove the retaining nuts securing the bumper reinforcement to the bumper shocks.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bumper reinforcement from the shocks.
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  13. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Before tightening the bumper cover nuts, measure the clearance between the ground and the bumper. The correct distance should be 16-18 in. (41-46cm). Adjust if needed by raising the cover.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Front bumper assembly-1982-83 models



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Fig. Fig. 4: Front hood and bumper assembly-1984-86 models



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Fig. Fig. 5: Front hood and bumper assembly-1987-88 models



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Fig. Fig. 6: Exploded view of 1987-88 front bumper hardware installation chart

 
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