Aspen 2007, Durango 2006-2007

Torsion Bars

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    NOTE
    The left and right side torsion bars are NOT interchangeable. The bars are identified and stamped R or L, for right or left. The bars do not have a front or rear end and can be installed with either end facing forward.

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  3. Raise and support the vehicle with the front suspension hanging.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transfer case skid plate.
    NOTE
    Count and record the number of turns for installation reference.

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  7. Mark the adjustment bolt setting.
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  9. Install Special Tool 8686 or equivalent to the anchor arm and the cross member.
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  11. Increase the tension on the anchor arm tool 8686 or equivalent until the load is removed from the adjustment bolt and the adjuster nut.
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  13. Turn the adjustment bolt counterclockwise to remove the bolt and the adjuster nut.
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  15. Remove the Special Tool 8686 or equivalent, allowing the torsion bar to unload.

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    Fig. Unloading the torsion bar



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    Fig. Torsion bar removal

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To install:


NOTE
The left and right side torsion bars are NOT interchangeable. The bars are identified and stamped R or L, for right or left. The bars do not have a front or rear end and can be installed with either end facing forward.

  1. Insert torsion bar ends into anchor and suspension arm.
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  3. Position the anchor in the crossmember frame.
  4.  
  5. Install Special Tool 8686 or equivalent to the anchor and the crossmember.
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  7. Increase the tension on the anchor in order to load the torsion bar.
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  9. Install the adjustment bolt and the adjuster nut.
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  11. Turn adjustment bolt clockwise the recorded amount of turns.
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  13. Remove tool 8686 or equivalent from the torsion bar crossmember.
  14.  
  15. Install the transfer case skid plate.
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  17. Lower vehicle and adjust the front suspension height.
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  19. Perform a wheel alignment.
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