Re: [DML] Door Bang/Snap
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Re: [DML] Door Bang/Snap



               Well, it's confirmed. My torsion bar broke about 2" in from the
end at the rear of the car. Now I'm just wondering about the drivers side
bar. I've had the car for over 5 years now and hardly ever have passengers
so my drivers side gets used more obviously. I guess I'll wait until it goes 
before I worry about it. For those of you that have never heard one break 
before, it is really loud, just about like a gunshot like Rob said. 

                                  Jason #5903

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <rob@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2005 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: [DML] Door Bang/Snap


> How loud was the bang? If it sounded similar to a gunshot then look at the
> R/H torsion bar as the likely suspect. Over 24 years of DeLorean repairs
> I've only heard one bar break (except a few instances when we purposefully
> have broken a seized bar to aid in its replacement). If this is the case try
> to look on the bright side. You are now one of the select few people who
> have witnessed the death of their torsion bar :). Try to open the passenger
> door again but this time put your hand on the forward bottom edge of the
> door and lift as hard as you can while releasing the door handle with your
> left hand. If this works then carefully lift the door to reveal your newly
> sheared two piece torsion bar and be grateful no one was actually shooting
> at you AND that it was the right hand side that broke! Call us or your
> favorite vender for the part and replacement procedure. Hopefully of course
> I'm wrong about this but I have a hunch I'm not. Let us know what you find?
> 
> Good Luck,
> 
> Rob Grady
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Jason
> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 6:46 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Door Bang/Snap
> 
>        Hi all. I have a new one that I have a feeling I'm not going to be
> too excited 
> about. I just got done washing my car and was almost done drying it when I 
> lifted the drivers side door and got a mix between a loud bang and snap
> noise.
> It sounded like it had quite a bit of force on it when it let go. First
> thing that came
> to mind was torsion bar and cracked rear glass. Neither. I went over to the 
> passenger side door and tried to open it and it wouldn't. I thought maybe it
> had
> locked ir something. Wrong again. It just won't lift. What could've
> happened? If
> it was the torsion bar it would still open right? Just be heavier.  Any
> ideas?  Thanks
> in advance.......................Jason #5903
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