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Old 06-15-2019, 11:38 AM
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What is this piece is it part of the Frame or Subframe




So someone hit me and took off, Anyways they hit the front Bumper(Cover) and also kind of bent/twisted this Metal Bar type piece that looks to be part of the Frame or Subframe i am not sure what the purpose of this piece is if anyone knowS the name and it's purpose and how Vital Important it is would be great and if you think i can bend it pull it twist it back in place in or should i just buy a new one
THE VEHICLE IS A 2001 ACURA TL 3.2

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Old 06-17-2019, 12:02 AM
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It's a removable piece of metal that holds the bumper cover in place. Not a structural part - you can safely grab one from the junkyard or honestly just bend it back in place by hand.
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Here is a picture of it off the vehicle


Mystery piece no part number is on it anywhere??????????
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Mystery piece no part number is on it anywhere??????????
If you must get it from a Honda warehouse, just call up your local parts department and order "the metal piece that attaches to the front of the frame, and holds the bumper cover and the headlights". They'll know what you're talking about.

That, or just pull one from a junkyard car, or just bend yours back into shape so it fits and molds into the bumper and lights correctly. It's not structurally strong, so it doesn't matter if it's a bit bent up - as long as it holds your bumper and lights at a satisfactory angle.
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a quick search on the oem parts site shows that the bumper has a support bar beneath it. Is it part 6 shown below?

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Are you sure? It looks like the 99 TL appears to have a large sheet metal bar that goes across to guide the top of the bumper where it meets with the headlights / fender / hood/grill. 00-03 TL's have two bars (40 &41) because of the new grill design that is separate from the hood.

The beam that supports the styrofoam between body and the bumper cover would be part 5 in the image, it also has two other parts (11 & 12) which act as keys for the styrofoam to sit on.
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Are you sure? It looks like the 99 TL appears to have a large sheet metal bar that goes across to guide the top of the bumper where it meets with the headlights / fender / hood/grill. 00-03 TL's have two bars (40 &41) because of the new grill design that is separate from the hood.

The beam that supports the styrofoam between body and the bumper cover would be part 5 in the image, it also has two other parts (11 & 12) which act as keys for the styrofoam to sit on.
I deleted my post after I posted it, looked at your picture again and realized I wasn't sure enough to claim what I did. Looks like I wasn't quick enough! Haha
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lol...I was only quick because I'm online right now buying some random parts for my car.
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Buying fun parts, or parts to keep it alive?
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Just parts to keep it alive. Like that water valve in the heater circuit that keeps getting stuck no matter how much I lube it and a few other plastic /rubber parts that are just old.
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