Question about Cars & Trucks
Torsion bar is slightly bent and tires are wearing
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well it depends how you want to adjust it, if you want to lower it, back out the screw on the torsion key a couple of turns. raise, screw it in a couple of turns
Posted on May 29, 2008
one of those bars come out of its bracket ( on my 89 cougar)
none of the local shops would touch it, no even the body shops.
so i just connect one end to the lid, like normal, then with a pry bar, pryed out the other end and put in a small block of wood (two by four) then released the pry bar. took another bite pryed it out again then added another block until i got the desired spring back into the torsion rod. yes that's (jury rigged) but my trunk works almost like it should. if you need i can send you a picture of what i did.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
SOURCE: want to change torsion bar keys
The torsion keys are supposed to give 2-3" additional drop vs.the "free" method. I know adjusting the torsion bars kills the ride but how bad is it and how far can you go???
Believe, 15/16 socket would be the correct size. Also, be aware that they are probably pretty rusted and VERY hard to turn at first. Air tools do no good, so you'll need a 1/2" drive breaker bar and a long pole to put on the end. This is the fastest way to get the torque you need to break those suckers loose.
I suggest measure and writing down the height about 3-5 spots on each side, whether it be the frame, body, or whatever. Crank each side a few FULL thread turns, then measure again. Once you get about the height you want, measure both side to make sure they're equal. After that, it's best to get a full alignment as some of the suspension will now be at different angles (of course).
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 16, 2012 | 1995 Chevrolet Blazer
Aug 06, 2011 | Lincoln Town Car Cars & Trucks
Oct 21, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada
Feb 09, 2010 | 1992 Lexus Sc 300
Feb 05, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer
Nov 23, 2009 | 2002 GMC Envoy
Jun 21, 2009 | 1996 Mercury Sable
Jun 20, 2009 | GMC K1500 Cars & Trucks
Apr 19, 2009 | 1998 Ford Ranger SuperCab
Sep 28, 2008 | 1999 Toyota Corolla
Nov 19, 2017 | Saturn Cars & Trucks
Nov 19, 2017 | Suzuki Cars & Trucks
38 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!