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post #1 of 4 Old 05-27-2016, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Air Dam replacement

I have a 1983 S10. Before getting into the job I thought replacing the air dam would just be a half dozen screws connected to the bumper. Now it appears the entire from bumper needs to come of because the air dam is sandwiched between the bumper and frame. Removing the bumper looks difficult with minimal clearance to work a wrench.

Does the bumper have to be removed to replace the plastic air dam? Is it difficult to remove the front bumper without air tools? Any advice or experienced input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-28-2016, 07:55 PM
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No, you definitely don't need air tools.

I've had my front bumper off twice and definitely don't remember the plastic air damn being sandwiched between it and the frame.

Pulling the bumper off was incredibly quick and easy, I really don't know what "tight space" you're referring to. I didn't even have my front end jacked up, and mine's a 2WD.
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Re: Air Dam replacement

Depending on which air dam it is, it can be between the bumper and frame. Pull the grill, headlight surrounds, then the bumper filler. Makes it a lot easier to get access and loosen the bumper up enough to get the plastic out.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-29-2016, 12:10 AM
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Re: Air Dam replacement

Fog light air dam mounts directly to the bottom of the bumper. The no fog light air dam mounts directly over the bottom lip of the bumper.

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