|Rover 800 Front Bumper Brackets.|
Car: 1999 Rover 800 820 Auto Fastback
Colour: Charcoal Grey / Black
Rover 800 bumper brackets - it's only a matter of time before you have to replace them!
We don't even have to look up the part number! We know it! DPL10022!
The steel inside the bumper brackets rusts, and as it does this the brackets spread open losing their grip on the bumpers (by means of a securing peg which they are supposed to be holding in place). The bumpers then begin to drop or hang lose at the sides.
The front bumper brackets can be changed without the need to remove the front bumper, by supporting the front of the car safely on axle stands, removing the front wheels and the plastic trim from underneath either sides of the front bumper and by pulling the lower front part of the plastic wheel arches back towards the brakes to allow for a bit more access.
Once the Rover 800 bumper brackets begin to rust, the brackets begin to swell open losing their hold on the bumpers, resulting in dropped or drooping and even possibly loose flapping bumpers that may rattle about when you drive!
From underneath the passenger side of the car, it may look at first like there is no way to remove the old bumper bracket without removing the bumper. but the way around this is to remove the bracket that the bumper bracket is mounted on.
Remove the plastic securing peg from within the bumper bracket, then undo 1 bolt to remove the mounting bracket.
Remove the mounting bracket with bumper bracket still attached.
Fit new bumper bracket onto the mounting bracket and then refit to car.
Insert the plastic securing peg into the new bumper bracket, Making sure the peg is fully clicked into place! Use a small hammer and flat screwdriver to tap it, if you have too.
Then refit trims and wheel.
The drivers side was also wanting it's new bumper bracket fitting.
Again, remove the bottom trim, and pull back the wheel arch liner.
This side is a little more difficult because there is less space behind the bumper due to the location of the windscreen washer jet bottle!
Again you can see just how badly the bumper bracket has swelled open.
Remove the plastic peg from the bumper bracket, then undo the bolt that secures the mounting plate in its position.
Comparing the old and the new!
This time stainless steel allen key headed bolts are being used.
Refit the whole thing, and replace the trims.
The front bumper is now much more secure and is lined up much nicer again with the front wing.
The back bumper brackets were also replaced on this Rover 800.