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How To Remove Front Bumper 00-01 Nissan Altima

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    The demonstration vehicle has been altered; your fasteners may vary slightly

  1. step : Removing the Bumper Cover (0:56)
    • Remove the four plastic clips from the top of the bumper cover
    • Remove the eight 10mm bolts from the bottom of the bumper cover
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from each inner fender
    • Pull off the bumper cover
  2. step : Installing the Bumper Cover (3:07)
    • If the Styrofoam falls off the bumper, put it into place with painter's tape
    • Lift the bumper cover into place
    • Bend the headlight brackets
    • Position the bumper
    • Bend the headlight brackets back into place
    • Insert the four plastic clips into the top of the bumper cover
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into each inner fender
    • Insert the eight 10mm bolts into the bottom of the bumper cover

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In this video, we do our best to show you how to remove and reinstall a front bumper cover on this 2000 Nissan Altima. I say "do our best" because on this car somebody has probably gotten into a couple of small accidents and it's been removed and replaced and basically it's only held on by two bolts and we ended up putting it back together and holding it on by four bolts which is better. We show you where the fasteners are, but unfortunately on this vehicle, the fasteners are probably not representative of what is on an original car, so use this as a guide but it's not going to be perfect.

Start out by opening up the hood and there'll be some fasteners back in here. You can see this car's been apart a couple times obviously and a lot of stuff's been lost but most likely these are a style of fastener that's plastic. You pull up the middle and then pull the fastener out. The other possibility is that there are clips with bolts here. You want to remove these three fasteners. There may also be a fastener here as well.

Underneath there'll be a series of fasteners. On this vehicle they're Phillips screws but I really don't think that that's correct. It's probably 10mm bolts and you can actually see that this thing is . they're not even holding on to anything. You would want to remove probably one, two, three, four, and five . again, these aren't even holding onto anything because everything's so broken on this vehicle . six, seven and eight. Then after you've gotten those done, it looks like about the only thing holding the front bumper cover on this vehicle is these two bolts. There's a bolt here on this side. It looks like about a 10 mm. Again, I'm not sure if that's correct, but it looks correct. There's a bolt there, 10 mm, and then over on the other side, you can see again, this car has seen a rough life because there's no inner fender here. There's also a bolt here that's 10 mm, so I'll remove those.

I'll fast forward it here. I'll use a quarter-inch drive, ratchet and extension and a 10mm socket and remove those bolts. Obviously, I have the car up on a lift. That's not totally necessary. It just makes it a lot easier to film and it makes it a little easier to get it apart. Then lift the bumper cover up and off and kind of tip it, tilt it up forward. That's just a piece of styrofoam that fell out. We'll reinstall that later.

What I've done is I put some clips on here. Most likely what these things had was actually plastic pins that went down and locked in but I don't have any of those available so what I did was put some clips on that then you can bolt. They have a nut on the other side and you can bolt a bolt into them and that's what I'll use to hold this on. There was nothing holding on before so that'll be a lot better than it was.

I've put the styrofoam back on, and used some painters tape to hold it in place. Put the bumper cover into place and then you have to get the grill . there's little ears on the sides of the grill that have to go under the headlights which actually do . there's metal brackets. Just bend those metal brackets down, and then, get the grill in behind, and then, you can pull the metal brackets back up. From there on out, start in the two bolts behind the grill and then the two bolts that are on each side, and then use your tools, your socket and ratchet to tighten those up.

Make sure that you get your inner fender back in and then, on our vehicle none of these fasteners make any difference, but make sure you put all the fasteners back in the bottom that you took out.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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