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Old 17th June 2010
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Does such a thing exist? I have had no luck searching. I want to remove mine and clean/check for rust under it. I'm sure it's only bolts and torx screws but if anyone has any pointers I'd be grateful.
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Speaking from the experience of removing the front bumper and facia to do a repaint, the bumper facia is mounted to the following: front wheel well lip and inner linner, the bumper and air dam below it are bolted to the bottom of the front fender with 3 fasteners forward of the font wheels, the lower tray from the air dam back to the wheels wells and the radiators. There will be lots of small fasteners and frozen or broken fasteners if you live anywhere where they salt the roads in winter. The front bumper is easy to remove one you can see the two vertical bolts that go into the frame. I took out the grille, headlights, turn/corner lights and wiper motors to see everything, take your time and think through the steps. It also helps if you can get a copy of the electronic parts catalog page which shows the front bumper and associated hardware for an Aero. I ended up replacing all the jack nuts on the undertray by going to an industrial supply house and buying a bulk quanitity. I now use a rust prenentative oil spray between the bumper facia and the fender on from of the wheel.
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Thanks for the reply. Yes the bolts holding the air dam are pretty rusty - I tried to remove that before to get better access to something before and gave up and struggled from the top! I have the EPC diagram which is my main reference. I know there is some corossion under there, just not how much and I want to inspect/deal with it as soon as possible.
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