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whats the easiest way to pop the torsion arm out iv been poundin at it for houres and it hasent moved a inch

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Swing, IRS, front, rear?


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last, stop now and do not do any thing else you could get hurt real bad or even killed if you screw this up!!! the rear bars should slide out, I do not thik you unloaded the spring presure in them.


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You have to pry the rear spring plates over the stop on the torsion housing to unload them Once you do that, some PB and a rubber mallet from behind should pop them right off. Use a Pry bar to VERY carefully work the spring plate over the pivot stop on the housing (it'll go downwards.) Before you do this scribe a reference line on the torsion housing of the spring plate location so you know where it was initially (and where you need to sit it when you put it back in).

For fronts, make sure the grub screws are backed off in the center of the beam and you should be able to knock the leaf pack out pretty easily once the trailing arms are off. Again, I'd use a rubber mallet fo rthis.


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put a jack under the spring plate, You do not want it to unload on you when you pop it over the stop.


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no no no no no the front torsion arms bottom left i neede to replace a ball joint and i cant get it off

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make sure you got the grub screw out, and then soak it withe pb or penetrating oil. Should pop right off. You may have to disassemble the spindle first.


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some times the front arms get worn in do to bad bearinns sludge etc. etc. We had to use a cum-a-long and 2 polls one time to get the control arms out.


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i have the hole spindal everyhting off the crubscrew and everything i have no were to tie the comealong to and im prettymuch trying to get the bottom trailing arm off so i can replace a ball joint but still iv tried and tried for houres to take the mother f$%^&* off and it wont come out please help me out

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I'd like to help but at this point I'm kida confused about what you are doing. I think that you are trying to take the front trailing arms off to replace the ball joints. If this it true then you need to remove the "grub" screw on each of the trailing arm and they should pull loose. AZBAJA was saying that he had to wrap a come-a-long around the arm and attach it to a sturdy anchor point (like a pole or another vehicle to get his to pull loose. This can be a real bitch. Sorry about that.

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Heat em up with a torch, PB blaster the hell out of them, soak them over night, etc. They'll come loose eventually.

Your other option's to pull the whole beam out and see if you can get better leverage.


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ya thatnks for all the help dident think all this was gonne be a pain well gonna try agian in the morning

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AZBAJA was saying that he had to wrap a come-a-long around the arm and attach it to a sturdy anchor point (like a pole or another vehicle to get his to pull loose. This can be a real bitch. Sorry about that.

did your read the line Below V V V V

Was that guy awake or what?


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