Crooked Bumper

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Hey I have a quick question:
When I received my Bronco, I noticed the rear bumper was a little lower on the driver's side. I pointed it out to my dealer and he says it was just an alignment issue, easy fix. I just have to bring it in and leave it for a couple days:(
Not a massive deal but I don't have time to be truckless, and they don't have loaners, so my question is: is this something that I can adjust on my own?
I've never tried to swap out the bumper yet but I would imagine it's kind of the same in loosening all the bolts to get it to sit right??
I'm really hoping that he's right and not that my bumper took a hit in transit and something is bent. Opinions?
 

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Hey I have a quick question:
When I received my Bronco, I noticed the rear bumper was a little lower on the driver's side. I pointed it out to my dealer and he says it was just an alignment issue, easy fix. I just have to bring it in and leave it for a couple days:(
Not a massive deal but I don't have time to be truckless, and they don't have loaners, so my question is: is this something that I can adjust on my own?
I've never tried to swap out the bumper yet but I would imagine it's kind of the same in loosening all the bolts to get it to sit right??
I'm really hoping that he's right and not that my bumper took a hit in transit and something is bent. Opinions?
That should be an easy fix. you should only have to loosen the bolts enough to just move the bumper with a push but it will not fall on its own this might require a helper or at least the help of a jack stand then you can adjust the bumper to your liking. you can also try just loosening the bolts on the side you want to move and adjust that side. I have had to remove/adjust my Bumper on my Ol' F250 several times, piece of cake.
 

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That should be an easy fix. you should only have to loosen the bolts enough to just move the bumper with a push but it will not fall on its own this might require a helper or at least the help of a jack stand then you can adjust the bumper to your liking. you can also try just loosening the bolts on the side you want to move and adjust that side. I have had to remove/adjust my Bumper on my Ol' F250 several times, piece of cake.
Ah, that's good to hear. That was my feeling on it, thanks for lending your experience and input, now I just have to look up how many bolts there are to loosen, haha!
 

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Hey I have a quick question:
When I received my Bronco, I noticed the rear bumper was a little lower on the driver's side. I pointed it out to my dealer and he says it was just an alignment issue, easy fix. I just have to bring it in and leave it for a couple days:(
Not a massive deal but I don't have time to be truckless, and they don't have loaners, so my question is: is this something that I can adjust on my own?
I've never tried to swap out the bumper yet but I would imagine it's kind of the same in loosening all the bolts to get it to sit right??
I'm really hoping that he's right and not that my bumper took a hit in transit and something is bent. Opinions?
You could call Ford and plea with them to give you reimbursement for a rental vehicle.
 

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I wouldn’t even take it in to be honest. 15 minute job of loosening the bolts and doing it yourself. Eight bolts total I believe, really easy. If you can’t get it straight, then have ford do it, but leaving for days seems wildly unnecessary
 

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I wouldn’t even take it in to be honest. 15 minute job of loosening the bolts and doing it yourself. Eight bolts total I believe, really easy. If you can’t get it straight, then have ford do it, but leaving for days seems wildly unnecessary
Yes, definitely did not sound like a great option..
I'm sure I can straighten it myself... In a lot less time :D
 
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Sounds like it's a warranty issue. A good dealer would offer you a loaner car.
My dealer said there are no loaners to even buy anymore, they stopped offering them a while ago. :cautious:
It is a covered fix but I can't leave it for days, it's my daily driver..
 

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Of course they did, why provide great customer service. Maybe the should have caught that at the factory or at least at the dealer prep stage
 

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Of course they did, why provide great customer service. Maybe the should have caught that at the factory or at least at the dealer prep stage
I pointed it out while I was picking it up, unfortunately it seems I'm the only one with a keen eye...
To be fair, it's not off by more than a finger, but I can see it. The problem with being an artist for a living, lol
 
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