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2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« March 26, 2020, 04:38:54 »
Hello everyone.
Unfortunately our 2010 i30 diesel was the victim of a low impact crash. Area of damage is drivers side front headlight and bumper area.
I have since removed the bumper and right hand side fender/guard.
Having read a previous informative post here on FD front rail extenders I examined ours to find damage to both of ours and as a result the damaged
radiator support panel is crushed and is requiring replacement.
Looking at the subframe extender it looks like the extender and the main subframe are both slightly damaged where they bolt together.
Q.Would I be able to simply hammer(sledge hammer) them to straighten them out. I'm thinking maybe. the damaged side extender is approx 12mm out of alignment.
Less so on the opposite non damaged side.
Also as a second issue, Im wondering if anyone has any detailed information on DIY replacement of the plastic radiator  housing panel.
Looks as though its all bolted together. I am worried about upsetting airbag sensors etc. Unfortunately I could not find anthing i30 specific on yo8utube.
Any feedback much appreciated.
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #1 : March 26, 2020, 05:43:12 »
Hi Mate,

Sorry to hear about your ding.

I can't really help with your question but if you click on the  "Click here to add an image to your post" you can easily add bigger clearer photos to your post.
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #2 : March 26, 2020, 07:11:58 »
I have a similar model but I'm having trouble interpreting your shots. Can you add one panned out a bit for context?
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #3 : March 26, 2020, 07:48:20 »
Can see flanges are twisted.  Extensions are relatively cheap. 12mm out at end of extension is only a mm few where bolted together. 
As for sensors  ?  :undecided:
There a couple of guys with heaps of experience in doing repairs.
Best wait for them for their expertise.
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #4 : March 26, 2020, 17:34:32 »
I have a similar model but I'm having trouble interpreting your shots. Can you add one panned out a bit for context?

@ajp3830  no need to post more shots. Its fairly obvious and easy DIY.

No doubt you have bumper / grill off car. If not do so. Disconnect battery, Remove the black reo bar . To do a cheap bit of work to straighten extenders get a 2metre length of  pipe, Slide it into extender and kick it sideways.  :cool:
But its easier to buy extensions from the wreckers, you probably need a new reo bar too.
The radiator support frame unbolts complete, You can get a new one and reo bar from Panel house or Stirling parts.
The loom for rad fan, horn and airbag sensors is unplug/ plug in.
The rad and air condensor can carefully be left hanging while you change the frame.
Only reconnect battery after all is back in place
The chassis rail ends may need at tap to get the flange back in line with new extenders and reo bar.
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #5 : March 26, 2020, 18:06:58 »
There's one  ! 
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #6 : March 26, 2020, 20:33:55 »
Not sure how to save space uploading pics. I would have liked a nice straight line.
Regards
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #7 : March 26, 2020, 21:44:54 »
I have a similar model but I'm having trouble interpreting your shots. Can you add one panned out a bit for context?

@ajp3830  no need to post more shots. Its fairly obvious and easy DIY.

No doubt you have bumper / grill off car. If not do so. Disconnect battery, Remove the black reo bar . To do a cheap bit of work to straighten extenders get a 2metre length of  pipe, Slide it into extender and kick it sideways.  :cool:
But its easier to buy extensions from the wreckers, you probably need a new reo bar too.
The radiator support frame unbolts complete, You can get a new one and reo bar from Panel house or Stirling parts.
The loom for rad fan, horn and airbag sensors is unplug/ plug in.
The rad and air condensor can carefully be left hanging while you change the frame.
Only reconnect battery after all is back in place
The chassis rail ends may need at tap to get the flange back in line with new extenders and reo bar.


Thanks guys
I will put an order in for parts now.

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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #8 : March 27, 2020, 00:28:27 »
I can't zoom in on the rail , how bent id the extender ? Or is the the rail itself? Looks minor.

The  rad support is very straight forward, you'll need to remove all that plastic liner and under tray, get that out of the way. Remove that cross bar, then you'll need to detach or unclip all harnesses aand cable runs hanging off the rad support, there's abs sensors, horns, maybe outside air sensor, bonnet latch. Pretty much as you see it.

Nothing welded, all bolt including the rail extensions which you should find used easy enough.
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« Reply #9 : March 27, 2020, 01:02:47 »
There's another one   :goodjob:
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Re: 2010 DIY Radiator support bracket replacement
« Reply #10 : March 27, 2020, 03:44:32 »
@ajp3830

Please don't post multiple threads about the same thing. I have merged these two. If you don't get a quick response please be patient. In this case it looks like  a good response. Thanks Gary and Gerard.
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I can't zoom in on the rail , how bent id the extender ? Or is the the rail itself? Looks minor.

The  rad support is very straight forward, you'll need to remove all that plastic liner and under tray, get that out of the way. Remove that cross bar, then you'll need to detach or unclip all harnesses aand cable runs hanging off the rad support, there's abs sensors, horns, maybe outside air sensor, bonnet latch. Pretty much as you see it.

Nothing welded, all bolt including the rail extensions which you should find used easy enough.

Thanks mate. Appreciate your and others comments.
Hopefully do this early next week after I purchase rad support.
I'm thinking of leaving radiator hanging in place as mentioned above and inserting replacement rad support.
Slight bending of member extensions but will probably try and bend straight. I will check around wreckers anyway.

 


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