CHAPTER 8: MAINTENANCE OF SUSPENSION SYSTEM
REPLACE TORSION BAR AND TORSION BAR ANCHORS-Continued
Lift arm sufficiently to take weight off
torsion bar. Securely block arm to prevent
arm from falling after bar has been
Remove torsion bar (6) by using adapter and
Remove torsion bar anchor cover plate (7) by
removing four screws (8) and four lockwashers (9).
Remove and discard gasket (11) from torsion bar
anchor cover plate (7).
Remove torsion bar anchor (10).
During installation, place the torsion bar
anchor (10) in the housing so that the word
"FRONT" is toward the front of the vehicle
and the cover tangs enter the spanner
Coat torsion bar anchor (10) and anchor splines
with grease and install torsion bar anchor.
Install torsion bar cover plate (7) and new
gasket (11) with four screws (8) and four new
lockwashers (9). Torque screw to 40-50 lb-ft (54-
When installing the torsion bar (6), it is not
necessary to drive the bar in. When
properly alined, the bar will slide in easily.
If bar is forced, splines will be damaged
Torsion bars must not be interchanged.
Each bar is stamped (on its outside face)
with the part number, and an arrow
showing the direction of the loading
torque. Before installing a new torsion
bar, check markings on the bar to be
certain that the correct bar is used.