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Removing Torsion Bars

Postby bobmintern [OP] » Jul 14 2011, 2:18am

Hey folks,

I'm working with my buddy at removing the stock keys from his 97 Silverado 1500. We are able to release the keys from the blocks/bolts, but are having trouble removing the torsion bars from the keys. Anyone have any tips?

We've sprayed both ends of the bars with PB Blaster, but aren't having any luck making them budge. Thanks!
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Re: Removing Torsion Bars

Postby themutt101 » Jul 14 2011, 3:12am

Just keep beating the snot outta the end where the keys were, it took my father and I a good 2hours of constant beating on one torsion bar on my 99, that's the only safe way to do it. Dont use heat what ever you do.
Good Luck and let us know how you make out.
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Re: Removing Torsion Bars

Postby bobmintern [OP] » Jul 16 2011, 11:18pm

yea thats what it sounds like. We started this on Wed night and I told him we would give it a shot again tuesday. I've had him blasting the keys and bars with WD-40 everyday in hopes that driving around and then beating the snot out of them on tuesday night will work. I'll keep everyone posted. Thanks!
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Re: Removing Torsion Bars

Postby starspangled6.0 » Jul 17 2011, 12:55am

Those types of problems drive me nuts :(... keep us posted!
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Re: Removing Torsion Bars

Postby bobmintern [OP] » Jul 18 2011, 5:03am

Also thinking about maybe using the air chisel and a WIDE dull blade/bit and just hitting on the keys and rear of the torsion bar just to maybe break free some of the rust...

Watching people with videos on youtube and their keys just flopping out of the way makes me jealous..
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