Watch this video to learn how to replace the front bumper brackets on a 2009-2014 Ford F-150.
Replacing Front Bumper Brackets on a 2009-2014 Ford F-150: What You Need
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There are no tightening torques for this operation.
Here’s the toolbox we recommend to repair your Ford F-150: HM85 85 Piece Ratchet and Socket Set
List of tools:
- 21mm socket
Step 1: Turn off the engine and set the parking brake. Pull the hood release handle and open the hood.
Step 2: Locate the eight screws and nuts holding the grille assembly. Use a 10mm wrench to unscrew them.
Step 3: Gently close the hood. Use a plastic fork to carefully pry the top of the grille assembly and release the four clips attached to the hood.
Step 4: Note that these clips usually break during this step. Remove any remaining pieces of broken clips from the hood using needle-nose pliers.
Step 5: Apply penetrating oil to the retaining nuts holding the Ford emblem on the grille assembly. Then, use a ratchet and a 10mm socket to unscrew them.
Step 6: Take off the emblem from the old grille assembly. Attach the Ford emblem to the new grille assembly and secure it by screwing it back on.
Step 7: Apply a small amount of grease to the hood openings where the new clips will go.
Step 8: Install the new grille assembly onto the front. Press down on the top part to lock the clips in place.
Step 9: Open the hood again. Use the 10mm wrench to screw back the eight screws and nuts onto the new grille assembly.
The operation and tools displayed in the video should be available on the following vehicles:
The oblong holes in the support allow you to adjust the position of the bumper bracket. You can adjust the setting according to the position of your front bumper once installed.
When you change your front bumper due to a collision, you may need to replace the bumper brackets as well.
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