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    Torsion Bar

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    Adjustment



    1. Place the vehicle on a level surface.
    2.  
    3. Bounce the front end to normalize the ride height.
    4.  
    5. Measure the ride height on both sides of the vehicle from the frame to the ground.
    6.  
    7. Loosen the lock nut and add or delete turns until the vehicle is level and at the correct curb height.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the lock nut.
    10.  
    11. Road test the vehicle and recheck the measurements.
    12.  

    1. Place the vehicle on a level surface.
    2.  
    3. Bounce the front end to normalize the ride height.
    4.  
    5. Measure the ride height on both sides of the vehicle from the frame to the ground.
    6.  
    7. Loosen the lock nut and add or delete turns until the vehicle is level and at the correct curb height.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the lock nut.
    10.  
    11. Road test the vehicle and recheck the measurements.
    12.  

    Removal & Installation



    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Matchmark and measure the length of the torsion bar being removed.
      NOTE
      Torsion bars are marked for left-hand or right-hand installation. If removing both torsion bars, make sure to reinstall in the correct position. If replacing a torsion bar, make sure that it is the correct torsion bar for the side being replaced.

    6.  
    7. Install Torsion Bar Adjuster T95T-5310-A and Adapter Plates T96T-5310-A, or equivalents.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the adjuster tool until it touches the torsion bar adjuster.
    10.  
    11. Remove the torsion bar adjuster bolt and nut.
    12.  
    13. Remove 6 torsion bar crossmember retaining bolts.
    14.  
    15. Remove the crossmember support.
    16.  
    17. Remove the torsion bar from the vehicle.
    18.  

    To install:

    1. Place the torsion bar in position ensuring that it is the correct torsion bar for the side being installed.
    2.  
    3. Install the crossmember support and 6 retaining bolts. Tighten the retaining bolts to 40-50 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Install the torsion bar adjuster bolt and nut, then remove the torsion bar adjuster tool and adapters.
    6.  
    7. Tighten the adjusting bolt until the matchmarks are in alignment.
    8.  
    9. Lower the vehicle.
    10.  
    11. Measure the ride height and adjust if necessary.
    12.  
    13. Check the alignment and adjust if not within specification.
    14.  
    15. Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.
    16.  

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Match mark and measure the length of the torsion bar being removed.
      NOTE
      Torsion bars are marked for left-hand or right-hand installation. If removing both torsion bars, make sure to reinstall in the correct position. If replacing a torsion bar, make sure that it is the correct torsion bar for the side being replaced.

    6.  
    7. Install Torsion Bar Adjuster T95T-5310-A and Adapter Plates T96T-5310-A, or equivalents.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the adjuster tool until it touches the torsion bar adjuster.
    10.  
    11. Remove the torsion bar adjuster bolt and nut.
    12.  
    13. Remove 6 torsion bar crossmember retaining bolts.
    14.  
    15. Remove the crossmember support.
    16.  
    17. Remove the torsion bar from the vehicle.
    18.  

    To install:

    1. Place the torsion bar in position ensuring that it is the correct torsion bar for the side being installed.
    2.  
    3. Install the crossmember support and 6 retaining bolts. Tighten the retaining bolts to 40-50 ft. lbs. (53-72 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Install the torsion bar adjuster bolt and nut, then remove the torsion bar adjuster tool and adapters.
    6.  
    7. Tighten the adjusting bolt until the match marks are in alignment.
    8.  
    9. Lower the vehicle.
    10.  
    11. Measure the ride height and adjust if necessary.
    12.  
    13. Check the alignment and adjust if not within specification.
    14.  
    15. Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.
    16.  

     
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