Jason's Aspen/Volare Club - Torsion Bars
Body Torsion Bars
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All F/J/M Body Mopars share
the transverse torsion bar setup. The bar is anchored opposite
the the affected wheel and runs parallel across the K-member
through a "Pivot cushion bushing", turns and continues
to the lower control arm.
The height of the front
suspension is determined by turning the adjustment bolts. The
important thing to remember is that the right bolt adjust the
left side and the left bolt adjusts the right side. Any time the
suspension height is changed it affect both the camber and caster
and should be re-aligned.
Torsion Bar Removal
Remember that the torsion bars are not interchangeable between sides. They are marked with the letter "L" and "R"
- Place the car car on jackstands (and block the back wheels) so the front suspension is hanging with the wheels off the ground.
- Remove the anchor adjustment bolts so that the tension is taken off the torsion bars.(turn counter clock-wise)
- With a jack, raise the lower control arm so that there is a 2 7/8 inch space between the crossmember ledge and the torsion bar end bushing. (This height is set by the factory to equal three passenger in the vehicle on the ground). Place jack stands under the control arms at this height. This will help with alignment of the suspension components when reassembling and will set the ride height.
- Remove the sway bar to control arm attachment bolts and retainer
- Remove the two bolts that attach the torsion bar pivot bushing to the crossmember.
- Remove the torsion bar and anchor assembly from the crossmember.
- Remove the torsion bar from the anchor assembly
|Adjusting Bolts(Upper Control Arms)
|Ball Joint to Upper Control Arm (Upper)
||125 (min) ft/lbs
|Ball Joint Stud Nut (Upper)
|Ball Joint Stud Nut (Lower)
|Rebound and Jounce Bumpers (All)
|Steering Knuckle Bolts/Nuts (Lower)
|Sway Bar Link Retainer Nut
|Sway Bar Strap Nut
|Tie Rod Ends (All)
|Tie Rod Sleeve Clamps
|Torsion Bar Pivot Cushion Retainer Nut
|Shock Absorber (Upper)
|Shock Absorber (Lower)
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