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non chevy question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    My buddy has a 93 pathfinder and when turning the corner there was a bang and the front driverside end just dropped. We jacked it up and I took a look underneath but I can't see any broken parts. There is no springs of any sort under the front end either. Is the truck supported by the shock somehow? Any help would be appreciated.
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    It's a torsion bar suspension. Threre is a keyed bar that runs from the tranny x-member into the lower a-arm. Each end is hex shaped, and the bar is the spring it twists to allow movement. Just guessing but it could be the key at the x-member end broke, or the torsion bar itself broke. Hope that helps.
     
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    What mtblazer89 said.Same thing happened to my freind.My freind had a '91 hardbody that stripped the splines on the torsion bar.Broke a few other small pieces as well.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I saw the torsion bar itself wasn't broken but I have no idea about the ends. Is there anything I should be aware of when I go to remove it? Do I need to go pick up a key? I haven't worked on an ifs system before.

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