Front bumper jammed against right wheel

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  1. wilhed

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    Big snow fell on New Year's Day out here in Seattle and I ran into a parked semi and the right side of the bumper on my Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4 is now jammed against the right front tire. Any thoughts on how to fix this? Crowbar, hammer, rubber mallet? The right turn signal also came undone but still works and fits in its housing.

    The valance is bent outward a bit.
     
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    hook it to a tree and back up fast
     
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    Find a good solid object a big tree or pole, hook up a chain or a winch of some sort and slowly pull it back, if using a chain and tree have somebody watching so you don't bend the bumper back too far or worse rip it off.
     
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    Thank you I will try this!
     
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    Was a heck of a snow storm for sure. Instead of backing up, you could also use a Hi-Lift jack or a Come Along.
     
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    #6 wilhed, Feb 3, 2017
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    Hi-Lift Jack - pretty nifty tool: http://www.northerntool.com/images/downloads/manuals/1442.pdf.
    Not quite sure how it would bend out a bumper but here's what one reviewer wrote:
    &quotd
    Great for many different uses. My younger years when I worked in an auto parts yard I was introduced to the "Hi-Lift All Purpose Mechanical Jack. We use to use it for lifting a large hi-low truck for repairs etc.
    My brother uses this jack for removing the tires off his suburban rims by first removing all the air from tire then laying half the tire under the back of his work van and placing the jack directy on the tire as close as you can get the base of jack next to the rim while keeping the jack base directly on the rubber tire.
    He jacks the back of his van up n compresses the tire for removal. In my opinion and experience using n seeing this jack in action, it is a valuable tool to own.
    &quotd
     
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    #8 MikeG, Feb 3, 2017
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    I think all H-Lifts are able to be used as a winch. I'll find a video and post it.
     
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    You could use this same principle with the strap around the bumper, and your rig locked down.
     
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    Mike good idea I picked one up at a Pawn shop this thing was like almost brand new and priced cheap now I didn't need it but one can never ever have enough tools.
    Take care! GMC
     
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