Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Bumpers

Front bumper end cap

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the rivet attaching the end cap to the air deflector.

(2) Remove the bolts and nuts attaching the end cap to the bumper (Fig. 1).

(3) Pull back the wheelhouse liner and remove the screws attaching the end cap to the front fender.

(4) Lifting the end cap from the bottom, tilt slightly upward and slide it outward to disengage the retainer tab from the bumper (Fig. 2).

(5) Separate the end cap from the bumper.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the end cap on the bumper and engage the retaining tab.

(2) Install the screws attaching the end cap to the front fender.

(3) Install the bolts attaching the end cap to the bumper. Tighten the nut to 9 N·m (7 ft. lbs.) torque.

Fig. 1 Front Bumper
Fig. 1 Front Bumper

1 - U-NUT
2 - TOW HOOK SUPPORT BRACKET
3 - END CAP
4 - RIVET
5 - AIR DEFLECTOR
6 - MOUNTING BRACKET
7 - BUMPER

Fig. 2 Bumper End Cap
Fig. 2 Bumper End Cap

1 - RETAINER TAB
2 - BUMPER END CAP
3 - BUMPER
4 - GRILLE

(4) Install the rivet attaching the end cap to air deflector.

Front bumper

REMOVAL

(1) Remove bumper end caps.

(2) If equipped, disengage fog lamp wire harness connectors.

(3) Disconnect vacuum line from reservoir (Fig. 3).

(4) Remove Torx-head bolts that attach bumper to mounting brackets (Fig. 1).

(5) Remove bumper from vehicle.

(6) If necessary, remove bolts attaching bumper mounting brackets to frame.

INSTALLATION

(1) If removed, install bolts attaching bumper mounting brackets to frame. Tighten bolts to 55 N·m (41 ft. lbs.) torque.

(2) Position bumper on front of vehicle.

(3) Install Torx-head bolts that attach bumper to mounting brackets. Tighten bolts to 55 N·m (41 ft.

lbs.) torque.

(4) Connect vacuum line to reservoir.

(5) If equipped, engage fog lamp wire harness connectors.

(6) Install bumper end caps.

Front tow hook

REMOVAL

(1) Remove bolts attaching tow hook to tow hook reinforcement (Fig. 4).

(2) Separate tow hook from reinforcement.

Fig. 3 Vacuum Reservoir
Fig. 3 Vacuum Reservoir

1 - VACUUM LINE
2 - RESERVOIR SCREWS
3 - VACUUM RESERVOIR

(3) If necessary, remove bolt attaching tow hook reinforcement to frame.

Fig. 4 Front Tow Hook
Fig. 4 Front Tow Hook

1 - MOUNTING BRACKET
2 - TOW HOOK
3 - TOW HOOK REINFORCEMENT

INSTALLATION

(1) If removed, install bolt attaching tow hook reinforcement to frame. Tighten bolt to 30 N·m (22 ft.

lbs.) torque.

(2) Position tow hook on reinforcement.

(3) Install bolts attaching tow hook to tow hook reinforcement. Tighten bolts to 100 N·m (74 ft. lbs.) torque.

Rear bumper end cap

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the screws attaching the bumper end cap to the quarter panel and the bumper (Fig. 5).

(2) Lift the end cap slightly upward and slide it rearward to release it from the retainer.

(3) Separate the end cap from the vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the end cap on the rear of the retainer and the outer edge of the bumper.

(2) Slide the end cap forward onto the retainer.

Ensure the end cap overlaps the lip of the rear wheelhouse liner.

(3) Install the screw attaching the front of the end cap to the underside of the quarter panel and bumper.

Rear bumper

REMOVAL

(1) For vehicles equipped with a trailer hitch, remove hitch before removing bumper. If necessary, refer to removal procedure within Group 13, Frame and Bumpers.

(2) Remove bumper end caps.

(3) Remove upper nuts that attach bumper to bumper support brackets (Fig. 5).

(4) Remove lower bolts that attach bumper to bumper support brackets.

(5) Remove bumper from vehicle.

(6) If necessary, remove bumper support brackets from the rear sill.

INSTALLATION

(1) If removed, install bumper support brackets on the rear sill. Tighten bolts to 55 N·m (41 ft. lbs.) torque.

(2) Position bumper on support brackets.

(3) Install bolts that attach bumper to bumper support brackets. Tighten nuts to 55 N·m (41 ft. lbs.) torque.

(4) Install bumper end caps.

(5) If removed, install trailer hitch.

Fig. 5 REAR BUMPER END CAP
Fig. 5 REAR BUMPER END CAP

1 - SPLASH SHIELD
2 - REAR SILL
3 - BRACKET
4 - STUD
5 - RIVET
6 - RETAINER
7 - END CAP
8 - PLASTIC BLIND RIVET
9 - BUMPER

Rear tow hook

REMOVAL

(1) Remove bolts that attach tow hook bracket and tow hook to frame rail (Fig. 6).

(2) Remove bracket and tow hook from frame rail.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position bracket and tow hook on frame rail.

(2) Install bolts that attach tow hook bracket and tow hook to frame rail. Tighten bolts to 94 N·m (70 ft. lbs.) torque.

Fig. 6 Rear Tow Hook
Fig. 6 Rear Tow Hook

1 - WELD NUT
2 - FRAME REINFORCEMENT BRACKET
3 - RIVET
4 - SUPPORT BRACKET
5 - BOLT
6 - TOW HOOK
7 - BOLT
8 - BOLT
9 - FRAME RAIL

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