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I am trying to remove the rear bumper - 5 of the 6 bolts in total come out easily, but this one just spins. Does anyone know, is there a cage nut in the bumper itself? As the bolt is recessed I can't exert any force on it to "pull" it out. Any suggestions for yanking the thing?

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No cage nuts or any other means of attachment in the bumper itself. The bumpers are mounted using carriage bolts with a square under the head that fits a slot in the bumper tab.

What's probably happened is the slot has been rounded by turning the rusted carriage bolt.

You'll have to find a way to cut the bolt or the nut.

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The bumpers are mounted using carriage bolts with a square

Thanks, Neil. I wonder if you are referring to the set-up shown in the pic below, that I don't have. My bumper matches the one in the diagram, with only a hole for the carriage bolt in the bumper, no slot. I got the bolt from the p/s out no problem but I still don't know how it's fastened to the bumper...

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Sorry! Was recalling the front bumper setup not the back.

I think you're still going to have to cut it...

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Yeah, it's not an issue to get a hacksaw blade and cut thru the shim to get the bolt off, but I wonder what I'll find. For now I think I'll leave it alone - until I can determine exactly what fastens that bolt. Looking from underneath the bumper I can see something round and rusty inside the bracket that must be a type of nut. Beyond my level of knowledge.

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