2009 Chevy Malibu Front Bumper Replacement

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2009 Chevy Malibu

How do I replace the front bumper on a 2009 Chevy Malibu?
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Thursday, December 24th, 2009 AT 3:43 PM

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ERNEST CLARK
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What most people refer to as the "Bumper" is actually only a "Bumper Cover". That's the part that you see.

Underneath the cover is the actual bumper, and it's made out of plastic and foam.

Are you needing to replace just the cover or the entire assembly?

If you only need to replace the cover, then that's relatively easy. You'll need a ratchet and socket set, a flat head screw driver and a pair of pliers.

You first you'll need to remove the head lights by pulling up on the two plastic clips that holds them in place. Then unplug the headlight connectors and pull them out.
Next, remove the black plastic insert plugs near the radiator that holds that part of the bumper cover to the radiator support. You'll need the screw driver to pry them up slightly and the pliers to pull them out.

Then around each wheel well (Inside) you'll find the screws that holds that plastic cover to the sides of the bumper. Remove them. Then behind them you'll find two bolts that holds the bumper cover the the fenders. Remove them and the bumper cover should slide straight forwards.

Installation is the reverse of removal.

If I've helped you, please vote for me as I depend on this to pay my bills. Thanx, Ernest.
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