Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: How to........Remove an Mk4 front bumper.

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    Keif's Avatar
    Going Topless!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Drives
    Astra 1.8 Twintop, Lotus Carlton, Meriva VXR and Nova
    Posts
    11,742
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    11 Post(s)

    How to........Remove a Mk4 front bumper.

    How to.....

    Remove an Astra G Front Bumper.

    Astra-Sport Disclaimer - Please note that this is a guide only and Astra-Sport take NO responsibility for any damaged caused to yourself or vehicle whilst using this guide. If you are unsure how to do something leave it to the professionals. Your Insurance and warranty might be invalidated if this modification is done.

    You'll need.
    No.20 Torx bit (star shaped)
    Small flat bladed screw-driver.
    A pair of long nose plyers

    Before doing anything to your car lay a blanket in front of the front wheels under your bumper. This will protect your bumper from getting scratched when you take it off.



    Removal

    Turn your front wheels to full right lock, This will enable you to get to the screw in the left wheel arch.



    Using the No20 Torx bit, undo both screws around the wheel arch.



    Note – This bumper is fitted with an Irmscher lip.



    Then turn your wheel to the opposite lock and repeat for the other side.



    Working under the car you need to locate the three clips holding the bottom of the bumper to the car.





    To remove these clips,



    You have to extract the pin in the centre, then pull the outer away. I found it easier to lever out the pin with a Flat bladed screwdriver and pull it out with some long nose plyers.



    Before removing any more clips, release the brackets at each wheel arch.

    To do this, carefully prise out the tab at the top of the arch.



    The bumper is also slightly held in under the wing but it should release quite easily.

    All that is holding the bumper on now, is the two clips at the top of the bumper.

    To access these clips, open your bonnet.



    Removing these clips is the same as the others.



    If you rest your knees agains’t the bumper it wont move as you remove the last clip.

    Your bumper should then just lift away from the car and rest on the blanket.

    You’ll need to unclip the Air temperature sensor.



    and the front fog lights (if fitted)





    Then your bumper should be “off” the car.





    ReFitting.

    To refit your bumper it is, in true Haynes manual style, exactly the opposite of removal. But things to watch out for are.

    When refitting the brackets in behind the arch, the bumper may not sit correctly under the wing. A soft tap on the bumper with the palm of your hand will help it back in place.



    When fitting the lower clips it is easier to fit the outer part of Clip B in position then push the pin in to hold it in place.



    Thank to Brad for the loan of his car for this “How to”


    (I know this is the techincal guide as a PDF file)

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    BYRON's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    6,649
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Nice guide. I can remove mine in 5 minutes now.

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    Coo's Avatar
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    25,105
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Where can I buy a purple curtain ??

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    Keif's Avatar
    Going Topless!
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Drives
    Astra 1.8 Twintop, Lotus Carlton, Meriva VXR and Nova
    Posts
    11,742
    Mentioned in
    1 Post(s)
    Quoted
    11 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by M40COO
    Where can I buy a purple curtain ??
    PMSL.......

    I didn't! It's a 60's hand me down. They make good dust sheets/bumper protectors.

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    mattyboy199's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    675
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    If you simply need to get in behind the bumper, you don t need to remove the torque screws.

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    w411ker's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Angry torx screw's rusty I have to drill them out, How are they in speed-clip or nut ?

    are the torx screw's held in with speed-clip's or a nut welded to the inner-wing. I don't want to be stuck with a car with no bumper.
    Quote Originally Posted by Keif View Post
    How to.....

    Remove an Astra G Front Bumper.

    Astra-Sport Disclaimer - Please note that this is a guide only and Astra-Sport take NO responsibility for any damaged caused to yourself or vehicle whilst using this guide. If you are unsure how to do something leave it to the professionals. Your Insurance and warranty might be invalidated if this modification is done.

    You'll need.
    No.20 Torx bit (star shaped)
    Small flat bladed screw-driver.
    A pair of long nose plyers

    Before doing anything to your car lay a blanket in front of the front wheels under your bumper. This will protect your bumper from getting scratched when you take it off.



    Removal

    Turn your front wheels to full right lock, This will enable you to get to the screw in the left wheel arch.



    Using the No20 Torx bit, undo both screws around the wheel arch.



    Note – This bumper is fitted with an Irmscher lip.



    Then turn your wheel to the opposite lock and repeat for the other side.



    Working under the car you need to locate the three clips holding the bottom of the bumper to the car.





    To remove these clips,



    You have to extract the pin in the centre, then pull the outer away. I found it easier to lever out the pin with a Flat bladed screwdriver and pull it out with some long nose plyers.



    Before removing any more clips, release the brackets at each wheel arch.

    To do this, carefully prise out the tab at the top of the arch.



    The bumper is also slightly held in under the wing but it should release quite easily.

    All that is holding the bumper on now, is the two clips at the top of the bumper.

    To access these clips, open your bonnet.



    Removing these clips is the same as the others.



    If you rest your knees agains’t the bumper it wont move as you remove the last clip.

    Your bumper should then just lift away from the car and rest on the blanket.

    You’ll need to unclip the Air temperature sensor.



    and the front fog lights (if fitted)





    Then your bumper should be “off” the car.





    ReFitting.

    To refit your bumper it is, in true Haynes manual style, exactly the opposite of removal. But things to watch out for are.

    When refitting the brackets in behind the arch, the bumper may not sit correctly under the wing. A soft tap on the bumper with the palm of your hand will help it back in place.



    When fitting the lower clips it is easier to fit the outer part of Clip B in position then push the pin in to hold it in place.



    Thank to Brad for the loan of his car for this “How to”


    (I know this is the techincal guide as a PDF file)

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    cornholio's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Yarm
    Posts
    1,613
    Mentioned in
    7 Post(s)
    Quoted
    12 Post(s)
    Add cornholio on Facebook
    Here's a picture of the guide rails that hold the bumper on and that you screw into




    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

    HTH
    Astra MkIV 1.6 8v (Z16SE) 2001

Similar Threads

  1. how to remove front bumper?
    By Bludshot in forum Bodywork and Exterior
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-06-2008, 19:42

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •