Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 05-18-2011, 07:17 AM
rep818 rep818 is offline
2000 XLT, 3.0 FFV, 4x4
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 17
Default Photo guide to replace FRONT BUMPER on 2000 XLT?

In search of a guide (w/photos) to replace the front bumper on my 2000 XLT. I've read many threads on FRF that say it's fairly easy, but since I'm a novice, I'd really like to see some pics of the process. My current bumper is rusting through, although the valance/fogs are in decent shape. Can someone direct me to a thread on FRF or the web that shows a step-by-step replacing the bumper on a 2000 w/ valance?

One other thing... been looking for a replacement bumper and the ones online show two rows of holes on the bumper... I assume the lower holes are for the valance... what about the upper ones?? My current bumper doesn't have these and is smooth.

Many thanks!

Chris

Last edited by rep818; 05-18-2011 at 08:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-18-2011, 08:09 AM
ben10 ben10 is offline
slut life
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3,014
Default Re: Photo guide to replace FRONT BUMPER on 2000 XLT?

i dont have pictures but basically if you look at the frame rail there is a plate on the end of it, there is one bolt coming from the bumper to the frame on each side. one inside the frame railo one outside. 4 nuts to take off total. super easy.
__________________
99 extended cab, 4.0, auto, 33s, 4x4 lifted with some stuff done

98 2wd 2.5, 5 speed, dropped with some stuff done
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-18-2011, 10:57 AM
rep818 rep818 is offline
2000 XLT, 3.0 FFV, 4x4
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 17
Default Re: Photo guide to replace FRONT BUMPER on 2000 XLT?

Thanks for the quick reply! What about the valance? How does it come off, and what about disconnecting the fogs?
__________________
2000 XLT, 3.0 FFV, 4x4
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-18-2011, 01:17 PM
doyouquaxu doyouquaxu is offline
Almost ******
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7,480
Default Re: Photo guide to replace FRONT BUMPER on 2000 XLT?

follow the wires coming from the fog lights, there will be plugs on them. disconnect them.

for the valance, it is removed at the same time as the rest of the bumper, once you remove the bolts like ben10 said. after that, you can unbolt the valance from the metal piece a lot easier off the truck.

this could have all been figured out by looking at the truck. novice or not, one of the best ways to learn is trial and error. it's a truck assembled on an assembly line, not by nasa.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2000 -2001 ranger, bumper, valance fog lights

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front End Swap guide 1998-2000 STL Exterior Tech 295 02-07-2017 07:37 PM
What years will fit 2000 (front bumper)? jighead Exterior Tech 5 05-03-2011 07:28 PM
2000 XLT Front Bumper rep818 Exterior Tech 3 02-20-2011 11:21 AM
2000 xlt 4x4 front-end squeak... jkenenski Drivetrain Tech 3 12-10-2010 11:00 PM
Want to Buy: front bumper for 2000 ranger xl carneyboy91 Exterior Parts 1 02-14-2010 03:27 PM