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What is the trim height ( "Z" measurment )on a

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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

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On top of the transfer case is a vacuum switch with 3 vacuum lines connected to it. This switch controls when vacuum is applied to the vacuum actuator. This switch can fail partly and allow fluid from the transfer case to be sucked up into the vacuum lines and anything connected to them as well. When you replaced the actuator before, did you notice any oily fluid inside of it?

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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).

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if you put your vehicle information in at advanceautoparts.comyou can search sway bar and find parts that you need - there was someinfo missing on which sierra model you have as far as engine size andvin # match but I came to: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/partlist_Sway-Bar-Link-Kit_78_R|GRPCHASAMS__sway%20bar___

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You will probably find a how-to video on youtube.

Mostly it is a matter of setting the suspension to a specified distance as per manufacturer's instructions and then sliding the torsion bar into the splines.

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Recently had new idler arms installed along with new shocks all around. Van now seems unstable...sways. Could torsion bars need adjusting?


When you change the two idler arms did you have the front end aligned? It could be possible that the alignment is off. If you are having to put alot of input to the steering wheel while driving that may give you the sway feeling you are describing. The torsion bars control front ride height and should be checked as part of the alignment. Hope this helps.

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I have a 2002 GMC sierra 4/4 and my torsion bar needs adjusted


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Right front is down and has a rattle could it be a strut


The Jimmy has no strut, they run on torsion bars. The torsion bar mount bushings may have gone bad or broke and needs to be replaced, you can pick up the torsion bar mount bushing at most large auto parts store like Auto Zone and i believe there around $40.00 each and the will have the step by step instructions to get the job done with common tools. The torsion bar mounts are about mid way down the jimmy just about where the drivers and passenger door is under the frame and they are adjustable.

To properly adjust your torsion bars, you need to find your "Z" height.First, park the truck on a level surface and measure the height betweenthe ground and the bottom of the knuckle (next to where the lower balljoint's nut is). This is measurement "A". Then, measure between levelground and the center of the rear most lower control arm bolt. This ismeasurement "B". "B" - "A" = "Z" and "Z" should be between 4.6 inchesand 5.2 inches. We just lifted a 2001 2 dr. blazer 6" with a super-liftkit. All angles and measurements stay in factory specifications andwhen you are done you set the torsion bars to factory specifications. Ihad to adjust my "Z" height last week to factory specifications andfollowed the directions and picture on page 21 and 22 here:http://www.superlift.com/instructions/3146.pdf .

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1998 gmc sonoma push button 4x4 busting diaphram vacuum actuator


On top of the transfer case is a vacuum switch with 3 vacuum lines connected to it. This switch controls when vacuum is applied to the vacuum actuator. This switch can fail partly and allow fluid from the transfer case to be sucked up into the vacuum lines and anything connected to them as well. When you replaced the actuator before, did you notice any oily fluid inside of it?

Dec 10, 2008 | 1996 GMC Sonoma

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Steering noise


The noise you are hearing is most likely from the tires. If you like the the tires try wheel spacers or if its a 4x4 try cranking the torsion bars, but make sure you do them equally

Oct 22, 2008 | 2007 GMC Sonoma

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88 nissan navara torsion bars need adjusting


yes, wind the pair up so the front end is sitting at the same height both left & right, usually 10mm lower than the rear, use the sil of the vehicle as a measure against the ground.
You will need a 22mm high impact socket with an air gun, use plenty lubricant on the threads as they get very hot when winding them up and down. before you wind the nuts up take the load off the bars to make it easier.
some times you may need to remove the whole torsion bar and turn within the splines to gain more height as they can loose there tension over a peroid of time.
don't forget to do a wheel alignement afterwards as this will cause a change in measurements.
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