If you’re a bit of a do-it-yourselfer, you’re most certainly eager to handle the vast majority of the service to be achieved on your GMC Yukon XL, but some are more complex than others and require the removal of body parts or components to access the component you want to operate on. We would like to help you in this task. That’s why in this article we are going to discover how to remove the bumper from a GMC Yukon XL. This action is not very complex and you should be able to do it with few tools. To accomplish this, first we will see how to remove the front bumper of your GMC Yukon XL, then how to remove the rear bumper of this one.
How to remove the front bumper from a GMC Yukon XL
So let’s start our content with the front bumper of your GMC Yukon XL. To take it off, you will just require a set of ratchet wrenches, some screwdrivers and torx bits. Here are the simple steps you will have to adhere to to be able to disassemble the bumper of your GMC Yukon XL in good conditions:
- If you want to be more relaxed, we suggest you to lift your GMC Yukon XL and to remove the front wheels to have a best access to the whole front bumper.
- Open the bonnet of your car: Seems obvious, but you will need to have access to the bumper attachment in your engine compartment.
- Take out the wheel arches: They’re also referred to as fenders, but they’ll get in the way and prevent you from accessing all the screws on the front bumper of your GMC Yukon XL. According to your motor vehicle features and the year of your model, you will also have the ability to find staples, to get this done, you will just have to use a staple extractor or to do it carefully with a big flat screwdriver, and use a lever to open the staple.
- Then you will have to unscrew the screws that is at the rear of your mudguard and that locks the front bumper of your GMC Yukon XL on the sides.
- Unscrew the screws or remove the clips on the upper part of the bumper in the engine bay.
- Now it’s time to go under your GMC Yukon XL to unscrew the bolts that are on the chassis of the motor vehicle, you will find some in the middle of the bumper and on the sides.
- Make sure disconnect the connection of the plate lighting and the distance control sensor if you have it.
- Carefully remove the front bumper by first unclipping the sides. If it doesn’t come off, you probably forgot a screw or a clip. Think of working with a carpet or other to avoid that it gets scratched by touching the ground.
That’s it, you’ve seen all the steps of how to remove the front bumper from your GMC Yukon XL, to put it back in place adhere to the steps in the opposite direction.
How to remove the rear bumper from a GMC Yukon XL
And to conclude, whether or not the procedure is quite equivalent, we will look at the case of removing the rear bumper from your GMC Yukon XL. For each step to avoid repeating ourselves we will only give you the broad outlines, refer to part 1 if you have any doubts or questions for more details.
- Start by executing the same first step, that is, lift your GMC Yukon XL and remove your rear wheels to be able to have an optimal working area to remove the bumper of your GMC Yukon XL serenely
- Remove the rear wheel arches of your GMC Yukon XL to access the side bumper side brackets
- Open your trunk
- Take out the side brackets in your wheel arches to make it easier to remove the bumper from your GMC Yukon XL.
- Remove the lower bindings below your GMC Yukon XL.
- Simultaneously, remember to un plug the rear license plate light and the reverse radar sensors if you are equipped with them.
- Unscrew the top brackets from the top of the trunk.
- Now all you have to do is remove the rear bumper from your GMC Yukon XL, adhere to the same procedure as for the front bumper
Here, you have learned through these two parts, how to remove the bumper from a GMC Yukon XL whether it is the front one or the rear one the approaches are almost the same and it is enough to be careful to make everything go well.
In the event that you have any additional questions about the GMC Yukon XL, do not hesitate to consult our GMC Yukon XL category.