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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2017 Thread Starter
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how do you tell if your rear bumper is loose?

my 15 mustang recently got hit while I was parked and seemed to only damaged the sidemarker a bit and put a deep scratch above the sidemarker, all occurring on the passenger rear side. I had a body shop do an estimate, it looks like only minor surface damage. today I was washing and waxing the car, I was buffing on the rear bumper towards where it meets the quarter panel, it seemed a bit bouncy like a bit loose. I might just be imagining things, and the body shop didn't seem to notice any bumper damage besides minor cosmetics. So i was wondering, how would I know if the bumper was loose besides the obvious visual clues?

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I'd look for another '15 Mustang and ask the owner if they would mind you comparing them (there is probably one on a local car lot). Damage to the rubber bumpers is hard to see.

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I thought about that. I think thats a good idea. I noticed the left side matched the right in feel, could a low speed impact effect the opposite side where the impact took place?
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I thought about that. I think thats a good idea. I noticed the left side matched the right in feel, could a low speed impact effect the opposite side where the impact took place?
I don't know other than to opine that damage on newer cars is harder to see...that said, if your body shop did not alert on anything other than cosmetic you are likely in good shape---they are in the business to repair cars, seems unlikely they'd pass a chance to do repairs if you needed them. Keep smiling.
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Just because the outside damage doesn't look bad doesn't mean the inner parts like brackets and compression foam hasn't been damaged. Get another estimate from a/different Ford dealer.
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You can definitely tell if its loose. Ive been rear ended 3 times so far. The bumper should fit tight and firm at all seems. If youre not sure, just go by a ford dealership and check out the bumpers on the cars they have on the lot.
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