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Where are you stuck? At the torsion bars?
yes,at the torsion bars
That is what I figured
I still remember the ride height for the 4x4's, but not the 4'x2's
Put the truck down on the ground if you can, to measure the ride hight
from the bottom of the tire to the top part of the fender above the wheel
So when you put the torsion bars back in you can set the ride hight
Then put it back up
do i have to remove the torsion bars to remove the transmission
On the 4x4's yea
Oh this is a 4x4
ride height is around 36
Use a 17 mm wrench and hold the top nut by the adjuster
Then use impact gun to loosen the torsion bar. It will spin that top nut up, so you can then spin the second nut.
Some reason I remember just cracking the top one loose
and using a socket to hold both nuts
you haven't answered my question about the transmission removal to replace the clutch
So when I gun'd it loose they would both move
I am telling you how to remove the torsion bars.
The do need to come out to remove the trans
you are no help,sorry to have bothered you,goodby
But you need to take the tension off them before you remove them
What is it that I am not understanding?
You asked if they needed to be removed
I am explaining, then i will give you images
Let me give you images first... 1 secon
Click HERE to download the information from the factory service manual
I have removed these a ton of times.
First you need to release the tension of the torsion bar.
That is in the back side of the torsion bar
There is a adjuster bolt that has two 17mm nuts on top and a 19 mm on the bottom, Just crack the top 17 nut loose, and then gun the 19mm counter clock wise to release tension
Then you can remove the front 14 mm and 17mm retainer feet of the torsion bar, then the four 17 mm bolts for the rear cross member support in the rear.