Subaru ff-1/1300/1400/1600/1800/Brat 1970-1984 Repair Guide

Bumpers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the front bumper and components

The front bumper can be removed without using a two-post lift. However, use of a two-post lift saves time and facilitates bumper removal. The following procedures apply when removing the bumper, with or without the use of a two-post lift, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Before lifting the vehicle, remove the negative (-) battery cable.
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  3. If not using a lift, remove the battery and canister.
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  5. If a lift is being used, remove the left and right undercovers.
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  7. Remove the left and right hold down bands from the main harness and move the harness away from the bumper.
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  9. On models equipped with automatic transaxle, remove the clips that secure the automatic transaxle lines, and move the lines away from the front bumper.
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  11. On models with air conditioning, move the left transaxle line away from the bumper.
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  13. Insert rags between the front bumper and the car body to ensure sufficient clearance to insert a service tool to remove the bumper mounting bolts.
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  15. Disengage the harness connectors from the left and right front turn signal lamps.
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  17. Place a container under the headlight washer unit to catch the fluid, and disconnect the headlight washer hoses.
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  19. Remove the bolts that secure the front bumper. With the help of an assistant, remove the bumper.
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  21. Reverse steps 1 through 10 to install the bumper.
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  23. Clearance between the bumper and upper skirt is 0.2 in. (6mm) when viewed from the front of the car.
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Rear
4 DOOR SEDAN AND 3 DOOR MODELS
  1. Open the trunk lid.
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  3. Remove the trunk trim panel clips and detach the trim.
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  5. Remove both the side and center trunk covers.
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  7. Disengage the rear light harness connector.
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  9. Remove the 2 flange nuts.
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  11. Extract the rear bumper half way. Unfasten the grommet from the license plate harness, and remove the connector through the hole in the skirt section.
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  13. Remove the rear bumper horizontally.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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STATION WAGON
  1. Remove the 2 bolts that secure each lower end of the bumper to the body.
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  3. Remove the plug from the wall on each side of the center sub trunk and unfasten the rear bumper retaining bolts.
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  5. Remove the bumper assembly from the vehicle.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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