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Max
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I was just cranking my torsion bars and went to do the drivers side and the head of the bolt broke off and the other parts still in there. how do I go about getting the other part out and where can I get a new bolt at to put in there? By removing the other part of the bolt will that unload my torsion bar or just the key?
 

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you need a good tap and dye set. When taking the bolt out you better to really slow
 

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weld another bolt to it so you can turn it
 

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lol after the 70ty million thousand threads we have on cranking torsion bars, someone still does it wrong. i'm sure your not laughing but i think thats fucking hilarious.
 

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Max
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some people I asked told me to lift it up some people told me I didnt have to. So I took the easy route and didnt jack it up. It is kinda funny though. But the trucks still under warranty so its covered.
 

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The bolt is big enough to work nicely with a tap and die set. Once you get the front wheels off the ground a lot of the force will be removed from the bolt making it easier to turn. Let it soak in PB blaster.
 

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some people I asked told me to lift it up some people told me I didnt have to. So I took the easy route and didnt jack it up. It is kinda funny though. But the trucks still under warranty so its covered.
I don't think warranty covers you trying to crank your tbars and breaking the head of the bolt off. Just my .02.
 

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damn, that thing musta really been under some serious pressure to break. was it really rusty or something?
 

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some people I asked told me to lift it up some people told me I didnt have to. So I took the easy route and didnt jack it up. It is kinda funny though. But the trucks still under warranty so its covered.
Lesson learned hopefully. This is what I would do but that's just me. Remove the old block with the bolt in it and go get another one from the junk yard. That's just easier for me.
 

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take it in there and tell them when you were getting an oil change that the lube guys noticed your t-bar bolt was broken. they cant say no to that. and if they do then go to a different dealership.
 

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Max
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what ill say is i found the head to a bolt under my truck on my driveway will i was washing it and that i had my friend whos a mechanic look at it and he told me it came from my torsion bars. haha. it could work. we'll find out tomorrow morning
 

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get a torsion key tool...weld nut/bolt to broken end of keyway adjuster bolt, if possible, then back out with the front end off the ground and the keyway being forced up by teh t-bar tool. seems like the safest way to go. just preload the key with the t-bar tool to remove the tension off the bolt. mine have always turned easy.
 

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what ill say is i found the head to a bolt under my truck on my driveway will i was washing it and that i had my friend whos a mechanic look at it and he told me it came from my torsion bars. haha. it could work. we'll find out tomorrow morning
go with whatevr you would believe if somebody told you. pretty much put yourself in their shoes and see what seems more reasonable.
 
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