If you have an older Honda in the rust belt, you should probably check the condition of the rear bumper. I’d wager it’s pretty rusted. The rear bumper on my 2003 Honda Pilot was rusted beyond repair and required replacement. In this video I walk you through the replacement of the rear bumper on a first generation Pilot as well as the removal of the trailer hitch.
Be warned, corrosion and rust can make this job a real challenge as you’ll see in the video.
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How To Repair Structural Rust Damage: https://youtu.be/wou4sk8Xt9k
Bodywork Without Welding: https://youtu.be/DOqjGWNjHYA
2003 Honda Pilot Inspection This Thing Needs Help: https://youtu.be/11nl6FCkr-s
How To Use a Torch To Remove Rusted Bolts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPlndTrPK6A
How To Remove Bolts Stuck in Bushings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37iB11GUIC4&t=6s
How To Remove Rusted or Damaged Fasteners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqNcBkLvptg&t=72s
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