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How do i adjust the torsion bars to raise my 95 pathfinder

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Losen the nuts on the crank located towards the rear ,remove top nut and tighten the lower nut untill desisered hight is obtain

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Torsion bar came off while driving cant seem to get keys back in right

jack the vehicle right up so the wheels are well clear of the floor
place vehicle on lack stands for safety
undo the torsion bar adjuster screw right off
turn the torsion bar with vice grips , stilsons etc until you get as much movement as possible in raising the wheel
slip it in the splines
lower the vehicle then adjust the screw until the vehicle is level

Oct 03, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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I need to know in what order does the torsion bar linkage go. I took my blazer to the garage to get it inspected and they told me that they were put on wrong.

Aint much to a torsion bar, it has 2 identicle ends. Both ends are hexigon shaped. And only one adjustable screw, one for each side. Tighten it, and it will raise the front of your vehicle, loosen it, and it lowers the front of your vehicle. All torsion bars are not equal, so a set amount of turns to adjust is not a fix all solution. Mine is 10-1/2 turns from first thread contact, but, you need about a 1/2 inch of clearance from lower arm to lower bump stop. Or to find the Z hieght of your blazer. Measure from the center of your lower arm bolt/pin to the ground (vehicle must be level). then measure from the bottom of the stearing knuckle to the ground. Subtract the two measurements, you want 4.9 inches(4" 7/8"). The higher you turn the torsion bar to raise your front end. the more problems you will have, especially rough riding.

P.S. You can do this adjustment without jacing up the Blazer. But if you have to tighten the adjustment screw, it can be tough. I suggest jacking up one side, Use a jack stand for safety! make an adjustment, then lowewr the vehicle. rock it back and forth to let the suspension settle and measure again. and repeat till all is well.

Mar 01, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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How do I lift front suspension when adjustment has run out of travel?

if its the old torsion bar suspension then lift vehicle and block it up the remove the end off the torsion bar and move it around a spline or two but you may just need new torsion bars as it is 19yrs old so its sell by date might have expired a slighty

Feb 21, 2011 | 1992 Nissan Pathfinder

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What is the torson bar on jimmy and where can you get the part for it?

1995-2005 Models NOTE: The following procedure requires the use of the torsion bar unloader tool No. J-36202 or equivalent.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the transmission shield, if equipped.
  3. Install a torsion bar unloader tool to relax the tension on the torsion bar adjusting arm screw; record the number of turns necessary to properly install the tool. Remove the adjusting screw and the unloader tool.
  4. Unfasten the lower link mount nut from one side, then disengage the torsion bars. NOTE: Note the direction of the forward end and side of the torsion bar being removed
  5. Remove the lower link nut from the opposite side.
  6. Remove the lower link mount, upper link mount nut, upper link mount and then unfasten the torsion bar from the frame.
To Install:
  1. Install the torsion bar and support.
  2. Install the upper link mount and mount nut.
    • Tighten the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) on 1995-96 models and 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) on 1997 and later models.
  3. Place a jack under the torsion bar to release tension, then install the lower link mount bushing and nut.
    • Tighten the nut to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm) on 1995 models, 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm) on 1996-98 models and 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) on 1999 and later models.
  4. Install the torsion bar unloader tool and tighten the tool against the adjusting arm the same number turns recorded earlier, then remove the tool. This loads the torsion bars.
  5. Install the transmission shield, if removed.
  6. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle.
  7. Check and adjust the Z height as outlined in the wheel alignment portion of this section.
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Jul 08, 2010 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

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How to adjust a torsion bar

Step 1 Jack up the vehicle on the wheel to be adjusted, and set the frame rail onto a jack stand. This is to release the stress on the torsion bar so it can be adjusted easily.
  • Step 2 Crawl underneath the vehicle and locate the torsion bar mount on the frame. There will be a bolt in the center of the mount, pointing upward. This is the adjusting bolt, and it will accommodate a large-sized socket driver.
  • Step 3 Adjust the torsion bar. Turning the adjustment bolt clockwise will tighten it, raising the amount of load that can be placed on the bar. This will raise the vehicle when it is taken off the jack stand. Turning it counterclockwise will lower the available spring rate and cause the car to sit lower. Turning it too far in either direction can cause problems, so follow the specific vehicle's manufacturer guidelines when making wide adjustments. Normally, only one full turn will be enough to give the desired result.
  • Step 4 Lower the vehicle, and check the clearances of the frame to the ground. They should be the same for both sides. If they are not, then more adjustment will be necessary to the torsion bar adjustment bolts.


    Mar 13, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10

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    Took torsion bars off kept them in the crossmember and when i went to put them on I had no weight on the front and tightened the bolts half way and let the truck down and it sank to the bump stops its a 95...

    Did you put the adjuster back at where they were before you disassembled it? Are you sure it wasn't on the bumper stops to begin with ? Does it look like the ride height is lower than it was ? If everything is together the way it should be and you have the adjusters at there max adjustment then your torsion bars are probably shot.

    Nov 17, 2009 | 1995 Nissan Pathfinder

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    95 explorer lower control arm replace

    No the torsion bar if you look at it where it goes to the under carriage it will have a bolt for tension on each side. Are you tring to replace the bushings for the torsion bar? If so answer back.

    May 08, 2009 | 1983 Plymouth Gran Fury

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    I have a 1991 GMC K1500 Sierra, is it safe to turn the torsion bars so i can lift the front, and if so how far is safe to raise it?

    I would take it to the alighnment shop. Most of them will adjust your torsion bars to your likens. Besides you will need a frontend alighnment whether they do it or you do it.

    Apr 13, 2009 | GMC K1500 Cars & Trucks

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    Torsion bars

    I'm going to use the torsion bar crossmember as the reference point.Laying behind the torsion bar crossmember on your stomach,looking squarely at and across the crossmember,the adjusters that the torsion bars slip into,want to as level as possible from left to right,or right to left in relation to the crossmember.Insert the torsion bar in the front anchor point,on the lower control arm,take it on through so that you can raise the rear up,and bring it on back to the rear anchor,now,look at where it should slip through with the rear adjusters about level.bring the torsion bar on back and engage the rear adjuster/anchor point.Should be it.

    Jul 27, 2008 | 1983 Plymouth Gran Fury

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    Nissan Frontier torsion bar replacement

    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

    May 22, 2008 | 2003 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

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