This is new turf for me. I have actually replaced tie rods and ball joints in the past, but I know nothing around torsion arms.

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My 2003 IM appears to have grease weeping native the torsion eight - both upper and lower. What is up v this?(photos taken from front bumper looking back.)

Are lock adjustable, serviceable... Giving me a warning sign...?I have examine the sphere joints and both end of the tie rods, everything seems nice and tight.

Any details (or a connect for digital info) would certainly be great.My initial search did not perform me lot good.


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MotoCarlo

Thanks W. I really do not need to change them. Ride height is good.The ns they space on is a 2003.

I guess: v my far better question would be, is there a method to repack and seal them. Or should I merely wipe them off and also live v it? ns feel no play...Again, this is brand-new for me.

I just don"t recognize what is acceptable or what need attention.

I evaluate the advice.


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MotoCarlo

Thanks Al and Wolf. Big help. I additionally found this, that describes what is going on fairly well. I had actually no idea what ws within the torsion bars... Live and also learn (and learn, and learn...)

http://vwblvd.com/?p=1163

Thanks again guys.


MotoCarlo

Beveling the edges definitely makes sense. I have actually been transforming wrenches on cars for decades and never knew any of this existed. Simply no must investigate it.But girlfriend knew. Thanks again.


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Gordon NicholsMassachusetts 1993 CMC sustaining Member

Beveling the end of the outside torsion pipeline does, in fact, do it slightly much easier to insert them into the torsion tube facility donut and/or the rolling arm, but I’ve assembled a most front ends and never bothered to execute that.

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What does job-related well is to stack up the leaves and also put a rubber band about them a couple of inches from the end. Insert the sheet stack right into the facility donut (jiggling roughly helps), rubber band and also all. The will just push come the entry next of the donut and sit there forever, or until someone in the year 2027 takes that apart and also wonders why the hell there is a rubber tape on the torsion bar. Last pair of times I developed a front end I provided the rubber tape from a bunch of Broccoli and also it worked fine.

Recycle whenever friend can!

On the grease thing, girlfriend wrote, “I guess: v my better question would be, is there a way to repack and also seal them. Or should I simply wipe them off and also live v it? ”

They are working together designed. Lock are an alleged to leak favor that. That’s exactly how they to be designed in 1946. Wipe castle off and live v it.

BTW, 6,000 miles in between front end greasing sounds wonkey on this cars. As soon as a year, as part of spring maintenence, sounds around right, unless you have actually a pair that Urethane torsion bar bushings (it shows up that you don’t). Those are an ext involved to grease, uneven you’ve drilled them for a grease passage and fitting.