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Old July 10th, 2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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Got new tires today and the tire guy pointed out a problem. Drivers side lower A arm lower bolt had loosened up a little. Must not have been to long ago because it really hasn't wallowed out the hole much. But the bolt threads are messed up and I need to cut it off of replace the bolt. How do you remove the tension from the A arm. Just support the front and back off the bolt on the key or is there more to it?? Thanks in advance for the advice.
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usually after supporting the front end, you can mark your bolt and then use a big c clamp or the proper tool to clamp the cam for the torsion bar. Then you can remove the bolt. Once the bolt is out, you loosen your c clamp and that will unload the torsion bar. The bars are still under tension when the vehicle is in the air. Mark your torsion bar and the pork chop thing as well as it can go on a few directions.

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So you are saying I need to remove the torsion key bolt all together and let it hang freely?
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You can pull the adjuster plate and leave the key in. Then there won't be any tension on it. You most likely are not getting it loose anyway.
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