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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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have decided to adjust the ride height in my 85 GTV6 since it seems to be a good 2 inches higher than the ride height in my 83. I followed Greg Gordons ride height adjustment to the key but now am having problems with the torsion bar going all the way back in. At the rear of the torsion bar I can see the outer splines and the bar is about 1/16 of an inch not as far in as the the other side. (passenger side) At the front of the bar I can see the splines on the torsion bar, about an 1/4 of an inch out from the A frame. Is this normal, or did I not get the splines lined up incorrectly. I could never rotate the torsion bar, it was solid, even when it was free of the A arm. Help please. Should I back the torsion bar out and try again?
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So I saw him pulling the torsion bar thru the back fitting and out. Will the torsion bar move all the way back? He also just wiggled it out thru the front fitting, is it really that easy?
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I could never rotate the torsion bar, it was solid, even when it was free of the A arm.
IIRC, the splines engage on one end before the other - i.e. even with the splines disengaged from the A arm it could still be (slightly) engaged at the chassis end. To free the bar so it can rotate to change position (i.e. to adjust the height) you will need to start over and pull the torsion bar out further.

Put some 'Never-Seize' on the splines before re-assembly. A future mechanic (maybe even you) will thank you for it.

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So When i initially pulled it out the bar was about a half inch beyond the back attachment point. If I pull it out farther it will disengage from the rear splines and continue to move toward the rear of the car?
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