Proper Diagnosis of Ford Excursion Bumpers
The Ford Excursion is a full-size SUV that was designed for holding large interior cargo and towing heavy equipment. As such, you can expect that it has heavy-duty components. One of these durable car parts is included in its safety features. Ford Excursion bumpers are among the sturdiest kind there are. If you have experienced having an unfortunate accident with your Excursion, you may want to check how to repair or replace it. Otherwise, you may end up with persisting problems with it in the future. Listed here are some common problems with Ford Excursion bumpers and how to diagnose them properly.
Naturally, gravity will eventually make your Ford Excursion bumpers sag. Old age-besides accidents, of course-is the main culprit for sagging bumpers. Aside from those factors, check if water has accumulated in the energy-absorbing foam. The weight of the water adds to the weight of the bumper and causes it to sag. Sagging pulls at the mounting bolts and eventually causes the bumper to come loose. You can solve this by installing washers on the bumper's bolts. Having the inside of your bumper painted to keep moisture out is recommended as well.
Rattling sounds coming from the bumper
Loose mounting bolts become a common problem for Excursion owners who have installed a replacement bumper improperly. This might cause the bumper to loosen and make rattling sounds. Locate the two center mounting bolts and two side mounting bolts of the bumper. If any of these have gone loose during a fender bender, simply tightening them will solve the problem. However, look into replacement if any of them have been damaged.
Bumper dents and scratches
A fender bender or even light contact will cause some minor dents and scratches on your bumper. It is made of plastic material, which is prone to damage even with the smallest amount of force. Small paint scratches might just need buffing in the damaged area with a rubbing compound. WD-40 or even a nail polish remover can also be used, but be wary that chemicals should be used sparingly to avoid damaging the underlying paint.