Escalade, Suburban 1500 & 2500, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL 1500 & 2500 (2006-2007), Yukon Denali and Yukon Denali XL (2005-2006)

Torsion Bars

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
This procedure requires the removal of both torsion bars.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Mark the adjustment bolt setting. Install tool J36202 to the adjustment arm and the crossmember.
  4.  
  5. Increase the tension on the adjustment arm until the load is removed from the adjustment bolt and the adjuster nut.

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    Fig. Retainer installation



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    Fig. Adjuster nut removal

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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Note the position of the torsion bars as the left and right bars are different.



    Adjustment bolt and the adjuster nut
     
    Tool, allowing the torsion bar to unload.
     
    Adjustment arm by sliding the torsion bar forward until the torsion bar clears the adjustment arm. Use your hand to support the adjustment arm as the adjustment arm releases from the torsion bar.
     
    Torsion bar crossmember bolts
     
    Torsion bar crossmember
     
    Torsion bars
     



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    Fig. Adjuster bolt removal

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Torsion bars
     
    Torsion bar crossmember
     
    Torsion bar crossmember bolts. Tighten the bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. While supporting the adjustment arm, slide the torsion bar rearward until the torsion bar fully engages the adjustment arm. Install tool J36202 to the adjustment arm and the crossmember. Increase the tension on the adjustment arm in order to load the torsion bar.

    Adjustment bolt and the adjuster nut
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the tool, releasing the tension on the torsion bar until the load is taken up by the adjustment bolt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the safety stands.
  8.  
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Measure the ride height.
  12.  
  13. Turn the adjustment bolt clockwise to increase the ride height and counterclockwise to decrease it.
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