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Door torque spring/rod? Anyone replace

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fireinthehole, Jul 30, 2003.

    Just got this Sub last Sunday and the passenger door wont stay open. Couldnt figure it out, so I started comparing it with the drivers door and found that the torque rod (what the parts guy called it) was broke. Its shaped like an "S" I think. Anyway, has anyone ever replaced it? I ordered one, but was wondering how to fix it. Any ideas?

    Mat
     
  1. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just got this Sub last Sunday and the passenger door wont stay open. Couldnt figure it out, so I started comparing it with the drivers door and found that the torque rod (what the parts guy called it) was broke. Its shaped like an "S" I think. Anyway, has anyone ever replaced it? I ordered one, but was wondering how to fix it. Any ideas?

    Mat

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    I haven't done it, but I know they sell a special tool to use when replacing it. Must be a PITA with standard tools. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif LMC sells the tool if you can't find it locally.
     
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    Hey,
    I had one break on me...Just get one from a junkyard. The only tools nessacery to install it were a hammer and a small crowbar. Place in into position....with one end of the "s" in it's spot. Then use the crowbar to push the spring loaded part in and hit it wil a hammer into position.
    2 minutes tops...

    Blake
     
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    What he said, i've had to do the same thing, and used the same method, works excellent /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    its one of those bottom of "toolbox" discounts at the pick a part...if you know what i mean /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    It's such a cheap part, why buy it from a junk yard? Anyways, it's a 2 minute job w/ hand tools, if you can change a spark plug, you'll be fine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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