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Old 03-29-2021, 04:36 PM   #29
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First time having it off since I bought it with 75k miles on it. I only put about 3k miles a year from meets and cruises. I have a accord for daily
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Old 03-30-2021, 06:43 AM   #30
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What ever you decide to do. Glad you finally got it off.
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Old 03-30-2021, 07:47 AM   #31
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What ever you decide to do. Glad you finally got it off.
Thanks me too. Sucks I did everything twice just to do it but now I can take off the bumper in 10 mins tops lol.
I must say the transmission line connection at the radiator is perfect, itís just like the oem connection clicks right in and the hose fits super snug on it.
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Old 03-30-2021, 09:25 AM   #32
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Nice.
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Old 11-20-2021, 07:14 PM   #33
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I know this is an old thread. But I'm in the same boat right now. Trying to take the front fascia off to install a bigger heat exchanger and both top bolts are free spinning. I'm worried my only option may be using a saw blade like OP ended up doing..
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Old 11-21-2021, 08:44 AM   #34
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I know this is an old thread. But I'm in the same boat right now. Trying to take the front fascia off to install a bigger heat exchanger and both top bolts are free spinning. I'm worried my only option may be using a saw blade like OP ended up doing..
I spent 2 days on it and that was my only option that worked. I tried glue I tried tension. But the place of those bolts are just horrendous.
Even without those 2 bolts I have had zero rattles or alignment issues. Just be careful if you go that route and tape off the bumper and fender to make sure you donít scratch it. Only part of mine that got marks from the blade was inside the fender and just put touch up paint there to prevent rust. Canít see it anyway
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:43 PM   #35
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I spent 2 days on it and that was my only option that worked. I tried glue I tried tension. But the place of those bolts are just horrendous.
Even without those 2 bolts I have had zero rattles or alignment issues. Just be careful if you go that route and tape off the bumper and fender to make sure you donít scratch it. Only part of mine that got marks from the blade was inside the fender and just put touch up paint there to prevent rust. Canít see it anyway
Well that sounds like what I'll have to do next weekend I suppose.
I'll use a ton of tape and be very careful I guess. Because I need to get this bumper off haha
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Old 11-23-2021, 11:02 AM   #36
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Well that sounds like what I'll have to do next weekend I suppose.
I'll use a ton of tape and be very careful I guess. Because I need to get this bumper off haha
I also had shop rags there too. One slip up and that blade will chew the paint and metal. I took my time saw them off and just the long blade in hand. My front bumper has tons of paint chips in it anyway so will replace it one day anyway.
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Old 11-23-2021, 01:48 PM   #37
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I also had shop rags there too. One slip up and that blade will chew the paint and metal. I took my time saw them off and just the long blade in hand. My front bumper has tons of paint chips in it anyway so will replace it one day anyway.
Been there and done this too!! Quite a while back we had this problem with only one of the bolts. Just taped up the fender and bumper cover real good and used a hacksaw blade in hand, out of the saw handle itself. Wrapped some tape around the blade to create a "makeshift" handle on it so I didn't wreck your fingers and hand. Just take your time with it and you won't mess anything up. Good luck..
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Old 11-23-2021, 06:16 PM   #38
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^ Appreciate both of your info and encouragement. I’ll update with results when I attempt this soon.
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:08 AM   #39
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Cool. Good luck, and remember tape it up good and take your time...
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:48 AM   #40
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Ran into this issue on saturday. Started cutting the bolts, well my buddy did. Hes an artist with a grinder lol. Got the driver side off but put everything back together to tackle another time when it isnt 12* degrees out. I figure ill cut what i have to to get it off then figure out a reasonable way to secure it back on. Ive had this bumper off a few times and this is the first time it gave me this issue.
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Old 01-18-2022, 11:49 AM   #41
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I have a 2010 SS and had my front bumper off 3 times. I didn't gave to gut any bolts. Maybe the 2010 bumper is easier to get off.
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Old 01-18-2022, 04:05 PM   #42
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I have a 2010 SS and had my front bumper off 3 times. I didn't gave to gut any bolts. Maybe the 2010 bumper is easier to get off.
lol. It's not that you do have to cut any bolts, but in some occasions after years of being on and vibrations on the connections, pulling and pushing and possible salt corrosion, rust, an area of the threads on the bolt will become "striped" so to speak and the bolt won't come off past that point, or it gets "stuck" on and won't back off to be removed, so you will have to cut the bolt in half to get the connection freed up.
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