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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-02-2004, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Adjusting Torsion Bars

Any idea why the bolt that screws into the dogbone would have backed out. I have been scatching my head and have no idea. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] The drivers side front end was not level with the other side. Took a peek underneath at the torsion bars and the bolts are nowhere near the same. It looks the drivers side has backed off by about 1/4". That dropped the front end on that side by about 2". [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

I guess I just have to screw her back in a bit. Is it best to jack the front end up to take the pressure off before I begin to wrench on it? Also, Anything else I should know before I do this?

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Re: Adjusting Torsion Bars

In general the bolts will NOT be the same. The torsion bar springs are never going to be perfectly matched.

It will probably be good to lift the truck to make the adjustments. After that, bounce the truck (when it's on the ground) to get the springs to settle a bit. Adjust again as needed...

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