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Torsion bar on drivers side broken twice,cant find a replacement part in us. 1996 safari van v-6 awd

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I was told that this is a "common problem". scares you when the nose of the van drops like a low rider, doesn't it.... the 1996 Chevy Astro Van torsion bar should be compatible. If you can't find one thru a Chevy dealer, call the local bone yards. I tried to call the DOT with this as a problem but got lost after 2 hours of moving around their phone system. It seems that there should have been a recall for the problem. Not likely to happen now. By the way, my van is a 1995

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