Condenser Replacment/ Bumper Removal by Arctic

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This thread is how I changed the condenser on my MGZT, this was due to it not performing as it should when cool air was called for, it includes removing the front bumper, so that will be the first part of the job I will deal with.

First of all turn your wheels in either direction, this is so you can remove the two screws/bolts in the wheel arch holding the wheel arch liner to the bumper, and the top of the bumper to the front wing.

Wheels turned to access the screws/bolts Fig 1

The first of two screws lower middle of the wheel arch liner Fig 2

The second screw/bolt sometime 10mm in this case a screw top wheel arch to front wing Fig 3

Repeat the above on the other wheel arch, once that as been done you need to drive the car onto some ramps, or jack the car up on axle stands which ever you may have.

Car on the ramps ready to remove the rest of the underside screws Fig 4

Now the car is on the ramps you need to remove three screws holding the triangle to the bumper, these need to be removed both sides Fig 5

Next you will need to remove the four bolts, or quick turn screws along the front of the bumper, these are attached to the under tray, Fig 6

With the bottom screws /bolts removed you/we can turn our attention to removing the bolts holding the top of the bumper to the slam panel.

Start from NS the right side passenger, working your way across to the drivers side left OS, leaving the middle bolts undone but not removed.

The first of top bumper bolts NS Fig 7

Removing all but the middle centre one, finish with the OS Fig 8

With all but the centre bolt which is held on by a at least four threads Fig 9

You are now ready to pull the bumper from the wings, you can at this time add some masking tape to the wing adjoining the front bumper to the wing if you wish to, I prefer to not as I only pull the bumper out enough to let it hold into the wing until I remove the centre bolt.

Pull the bumper from the wing carefully, do this with a pulling forward and out action at the same time. Fig 10

Driver OS is the same once it is apart from the wing slide it back in loose Fig 11

You are now ready to remove the centre loose bolt so the bumper can be removed completely, as you remove the bumper some wiring may need to be unplugged, therefore take it easy so you can access which side it will be, it is best if you could have a friend or partner to help remove the bumper with you Fig 12

Thread in progress.
MGZT 190 V6 Anthracite Black

Posted 30 Sep 2017, 22:32 #1