Dakota, 2001-2005

Torsion Bar

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
    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.
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  5. Turn the adjustment bolt counterclockwise to release spring load.
    NOTE
    Count and record the number of turns for installation reference.

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  7. Remove the adjustment bolt from swivel.
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  9. Remove torsion bar and anchor. Remove anchor from torsion bar.
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  11. Remove all foreign material from torsion bar mounting in anchor and suspension arm.
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  13. Inspect adjustment bolt, bearing and swivel for damage.

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    Fig. Torsion bar

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To install:

  1. Insert torsion bar ends into anchor and suspension arm.
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  3. Position anchor and bearing in frame crossmember. Install adjustment bolt through bearing, anchor and into the swivel.
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  5. Turn adjustment bolt clockwise the recorded amount of turns.
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  7. Lower vehicle and adjust the front suspension height.
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