If you’re a bit of a do-it-yourselfer, you’re probably keen to manage the vast majority of the service to be carried out on your Kia Sportage, but some are more difficult than others and require the removal of body parts or parts to access the part you want to focus on. We really want to help you in this operation. That’s why today we are going to view how to remove the bumper from a Kia Sportage. This task is not very difficult and you should have the ability to do it with few equipment. To accomplish this, first we will discover how to remove the front bumper of your Kia Sportage, then how to remove the rear bumper of this one.
How to remove the front bumper from a Kia Sportage
So let’s commence our document with the front bumper of your Kia Sportage. To take it off, you will just need a set of ratchet wrenches, some screwdrivers and torx bits. Here are the steps you will have to stick to to be able to disassemble the bumper of your Kia Sportage in good conditions:
- If you want to be more comfortable, we recommend you to put your Kia Sportage on stands and to remove the front wheels to have a perfect access to the whole front bumper.
- Open the bonnet of your car: Would seem obvious, but you will need to have access to the bumper attachment in your engine compartment.
- Take away the wheel arches: They’re also identified as fenders, but they’ll get in the way and prevent you from accessing all the screws on the front bumper of your Kia Sportage. Depending on your car 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 delicately 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 fastens the front bumper of your Kia Sportage 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 underneath your Kia Sportage to unscrew the bolts that are on the chassis of the car, you will find some in the middle of the bumper and on the sides.
- Be sure you 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 most likely forgot a screw or a clip. Think of using a carpet or other to prevent 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 Kia Sportage, to put it back in place stick to the steps in the opposite way.
How to remove the rear bumper from a Kia Sportage
And now, even if the process is quite similar, we will check out the case of removing the rear bumper from your Kia Sportage. For each stage to avoid repeating ourselves we will just give you the broad outlines, read the part 1 if you have any doubts or questions for more information.
- Start with undertaking the same first stage, that is, lift your Kia Sportage and take out your rear wheels to be able to have an ideal working space to remove the bumper of your Kia Sportage serenely
- Remove the rear wheel arches of your Kia Sportage to access the side bumper side brackets
- Open your trunk
- Take away the side brackets in your wheel arches to make it more convenient to remove the bumper from your Kia Sportage.
- Remove the lower bindings underneath your Kia Sportage.
- While doing so, make sure to disconnect 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 Kia Sportage, stick to the same procedure as for the front bumper
Here, you have discoverd through these two parts, how to remove the bumper from a Kia Sportage whether it is the front one or the rear one the techniques are essentially the same and it is enough to be careful to make everything go well.
To find more tips on the Kia Sportage, take a look at the Kia Sportage category.