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Re: Removing Front Bumper of Ur-q

On Thu, 5 Mar 1998 08:40:24 EST, you said:

>>The bolts that hold the bracket for the power steering pump on my Ur-q have
broken so I need to get to them.<<

Which bracket?  Adjuster bracket at the pump?  Head? or water pump?  

>>  It looks like it will be much easier to get
at them if I take the front bumper off.  I took a real quick look last night
at the bumper.  Are the four plugs on the front of the bumper ( I really hope
these are not them since when the car was painted they painted over them)
covering the bolts that hold on the bumper? I really have to fix these bolts
since I have not driven the car in four weeks and I am missing it. << 

Yes, those four plugs cover four 6mm hex head bolts which hold the bumper to
the "shock absorbers".  You also may be able to get to the six 13mm nuts that
hold on the "shock absorbers" which attach the whole assembly to the body.
This would allow you to remove the bumper without the need to remove your
painted on ($11 each) plugs.

BUT, I would bet it would be easier to get at the pump if you remove the grill
and radiator shrouding, perhaps the aux. radiator also.  Removing the bumper
wouldn't gain you much if anything as there is large structural component
right behind the bumper which the front motor mount is attached to. 


Steve Eiche
'82 Not So Ur q 3B2B
'87.5 Coupe GT