HELP! “11 Bumper and Tow Hitch removal

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by SAW, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. SAW

    SAW Member

    Hey, I’m trying to remove a bumper with the factory tow hitch. I removed every bolt I could see associated with the bumper and hitch. The bumper and hitch is loose but I can’t free it from the truck. The bumper freely rocks up and down, but it won’t friggin fully detach from the frame.
    What am I missing?
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Pull up on it.:D
  4. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member


    Wish i paid more attention when billy at brute force replaced a bumper. He spun off like 4 bolts and just popped it off iirc.
    Hes a big dude tho, so.... forklift fritter maybe?
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  5. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    This a new thread on bumper removal ? Any way, if you are sure that all nuts & bolts have been removed & it's free/loose moving around then unless it's half twisted around the frame somewhere It HAS to be a strap, or maybe a zip tie or even multi-layers of tape holding wiring or similiar to the frame, keep looking ...
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    No he posted the same thing 3 times Whippersnapper02 already called him out in another thread and he got it off by pulling up on it. Hence why I said pull up on it. :D
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  7. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member


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