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How to remove a Dodge Journey (Fiat Freemont) 2009 rear fascia/bumper?

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Hi!

 

First post, so I hope I'm doing this right.

 

My car looks somewhat like this
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I have taken away these plastic plugs (I only show one side), see red arrows, but it is still stuck about at the blue arrow.
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I cant find any more plugs or screws, what am I missing?

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Well to be honestly i hope you dodge journey looks like that otherwise i would say your barking up the wrong tree. Just kidding!

 

I haven't removed the rear fascia before but something to confirm did you also remove the tail lights as well first?

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Thanks for your reply!

 

Yes, I have removed the tail light and also the plastic plug, under the tail light, that hold the bumper.

 

I have also done one more try, found one more screw, but it is still stuck. It seems like there is a black plastic thingy that holds it at the same place as before. See the pics.
Blue = Side of bumper
Yellow = Car
White: Black plastic thingy

 

Near the back wheel
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Near the back of car
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Any ideas? Should the black thing come of the car or should the bumper come of the black thing?

Edited by raffe

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The first picture where the white arrow is pointing to. That black box. Have you felt to see if there is a bolt or clip inside? If not may just need to be pry it off at the body.

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Hi again!

 

I found the 2009-2010 Dodge Journey Service Manual (2.4L - 41TE & 3.5L - MPS6) in this thread:

I downloaded the file Dodge_Journey_2009-2010_1767.rar and in it I found these files:

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 Directory of
 Dodge_Journey_2009-2010_1767\Dodge_Journey_2009-2010_1767

2017-04-29  18:30    <DIR>          .
2017-04-29  18:30    <DIR>          ..
2012-06-05  12:13         4 383 723 09_DodgeJourney_QRG.pdf
2012-06-04  10:23         6 536 591 2.0l diesel.pdf
2012-06-04  10:46         8 233 796 2.4l gas.pdf
2012-06-04  11:17        10 857 040 2.7l engine.pdf
2012-06-04  19:55         2 099 193 2009-2010 Dodge Journey Parts.pdf
2012-06-05  12:15         9 106 985 2009-Journey-owners.pdf
2012-03-21  16:12        11 696 387 3.5l engine.pdf
2012-06-04  10:13         5 765 145 abs electrical.pdf
2012-06-04  10:05         2 482 538 abs.pdf
2012-06-05  12:44        14 466 421 auto trans 41TE_.pdf
2012-06-04  17:03         1 750 549 battery system.pdf
2012-06-04  09:25        24 068 711 Body.pdf
2012-06-04  10:09         5 688 524 brakes.pdf
2012-06-04  16:58           834 172 charging.pdf
2012-06-04  17:14         4 728 364 cooling.pdf
2012-06-04  09:51           144 832 cruise control.pdf
2012-06-04  16:46         3 085 302 differential and driveline.pdf
2017-04-29  18:30                 0 dir.txt
2012-06-04  17:23         3 664 266 driveability.pdf
2012-06-04  16:57         1 745 957 electrical component locations.pdf
2012-06-04  09:31         2 026 304 electronic control modules.pdf
2012-06-04  17:18         2 441 020 emission control.pdf
2012-06-04  09:48         1 093 186 entertainment.pdf
2012-06-04  17:16         1 383 461 exhaust.pdf
2012-06-04  17:43         3 126 997 Exterior lights.pdf
2012-06-04  10:03         2 073 556 frame and bumpers.pdf
2012-06-04  20:35         3 058 298 Front Suspension.pdf
2012-06-04  16:55           206 583 fuses.pdf
2012-06-04  09:45           326 718 heated glass.pdf
2012-06-04  09:43           119 331 heated mirrors.pdf
2012-06-04  09:34           699 236 heated seats.pdf
2012-06-04  09:44           229 752 horn.pdf
2012-06-04  17:40         4 556 766 hvac electrical.pdf
2012-06-04  17:31         9 662 011 HVAC.pdf
2012-06-04  17:00         1 617 685 ignition control.pdf
2012-06-04  09:46           647 119 instrument cluster.pdf
2012-06-05  11:52         5 746 871 MANUAL TRANS BG6.pdf
2012-06-05  11:46         8 272 816 manual trans GETRAG MPS6.pdf
2012-06-05  11:40         4 735 678 manual trans t355.pdf
2012-06-04  09:42           868 335 message center.pdf
2012-06-04  09:36           116 588 navigation.pdf
2012-06-04  09:41           182 129 overhead console.pdf
2012-06-04  17:01           261 525 power distribution.pdf
2012-06-04  09:49           400 284 power locks.pdf
2012-06-04  09:43           120 324 power mirrors.pdf
2012-06-04  09:35           808 783 power seats.pdf
2012-06-04  09:28           126 535 power windows.pdf
2012-06-05  13:37         3 112 923 rear suspension.pdf
2012-06-04  09:50           591 112 security.pdf
2012-06-04  16:53         1 930 870 starter.pdf
2012-06-05  13:27         6 275 011 steering.pdf
2012-06-04  10:01           495 328 sunroof.pdf
2012-06-04  09:16           725 716 trouble codes.pdf
2012-06-04  09:29           122 922 warning system.pdf
2012-06-04  09:17         3 122 044 wiper washer.pdf
2012-06-04  17:02           370 051 wiring harness.pdf
2012-06-04  09:14        12 114 967 wiring.pdf
              57 File(s)    205 107 331 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  78 735 167 488 bytes free

 

In the file "frame and bumpers.pdf" I found this instruction:

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So I seem to need to find the tabs and separate them :-)

Edited by raffe

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First I educated myself with these videos
 

 

 


Then I bought a tool like this

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After that all went easily :-)

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i just removed the one on my '15.. pretty easy actually, and no special tools needed. Pretty much EXACTLY as described in the pics posted. Only difference was the 2 screws on mine were not Torx, but standard bolts.. think they were 8mm. 

 

 

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