In continuation of my on going battle with my drivers side torsion bar... (see below threads)
My co worker first suggested to me to rotate the stock torsion key 1/6 of a turn. I then went to the dealership and had a brainstorm with the parts associate and one of the mechanics.
Its unlikely on a 2004 that only the driver side bar would sag and passenger side be fine.
They both had severe doubts about a new bar making any change.
I told them about possibly rotating the key 1 notch, they said that its possible, either in assembly or sometime before i got it that the key was placed on one notch off.
So i got adventurous earlier and dropped the bar, and attempted to rotate the key. Getting the bar out went smoothly, but with the suspension at full drop, i was unable to get the bar with rotated key back in. I was unable to apply enough force to turn the bar enough. (And right now i'm kicking myself for not getting pictures.) I couldn't get the key closer than between 30-45 degrees from the frame. I ended up just putting it back in where it was.
What are you guys using to load the bar enough to put the key back in?
With the bar unloaded, at about what angle does the key sit?
It seems like rotating the key 60 degrees would be too much?
I can put my bar back into its "stock" location by hand, no jacking, or pulling on the bar. Do you guys have more tension than that stock?
Thanks for any and all input guys, I'm at wits end.