How to Pull a Jeep Rear Bumper Cover: Jeep Liberty 2002
Applies to: JEEP LIBERTY (2002-2007)
- Plastic Trim Tool
- 10mm Socket
The first thing we need to do is remove these clips that hold the inner fender liner in place. A trim tool works great, but if you don’t have one available you can get by with a flat head screwdriver. I used the flat end of a crowbar to get a few of the more stubborn clips.
Once those are out you can grab the fender liner and pull it down away from the body to remove it.
We do the same thing on the other side and set it aside.
Next there are a few screws on the top side of the bumper. Take these out, and once those are done we can move down underneath the cover. There are a few more plastic clips here, pop them out with a trim tool, screwdriver, pry bar or whatever you can get your hands on.
Next, we need to remove the fender flares to get access to a few remaining bolts holding the bumper on. Start with the plastic clips around the inside of the fender wall. Grab a pair of pliers and pinch them together to push them out and release the side of the fender flare.
Once those are out, remove the flare by pulling it away from the Jeep and popping out the plastic clips. If any of them are stubborn a large flathead screwdriver can provide a little extra leverage.
Next up are two 10mm bolts on each side of the bumper cover. Knock those out with whatever appropriate socket or wrench you have laying around and then we move to the back again.
The last thing we need to remove is the license plate late. Just a couple screws to loosen it up and then a small clip on the back to unhook the wire.
Once all that’s out of the way we can slide the rear bumper cover right off head up