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      11-16-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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What is this that broke (picture attached)?

My right rear tire has been rubbing, and I noticed that now the area where the bumper meets the rear quarter panel is loose (see picture). Is there a bracket behind there? What is it that broke that made it loose?

What would you recommend to fix it? TIA!

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      11-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #2
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it doesnt look loose to me. but its possible that one of the bumper clips is broken or the fastening screw is missing. remove the wheel and check your wheel well liner to see if any screws are missing.
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looks fine in the picture.. probably a broken clip if anything or the plastic liner in the wheel well is loose.
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It is definitely broken. I can push that area in about an inch and half, while on the other side it doesn't flinch.

Is there anyway I can test if this was 100% caused by me rubbing? I really don't want to remove the rear spacers. Because of how loud my exhaust is, I can't tell from just listening like I normally would...
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there is a bracket behind the fender liner, it has two screws that hold the end of the bumper in, i have a bodyshop and found this out when i took my bumper off, just be warned that those screws are a pita to get too because of the location but its totally doable all you need is a socket wrench, a size 7 socket i think and about a 12 inch extension to make your life drastically easier...
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Because of how loud my exhaust is, I can't tell from just listening like I normally would...
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