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



I had a passenger side torsion bar snap on me too. Right where it
passes by the rear hinge. I suspect it got scratched rubing against
the hinge. I strongly suggest everyone get a small piece of old inner
tube about 1"x2" and slip it in bewteen the torsion bar and the rear
hinge on BOTH doors. At least it was the PASSENGER side bar! They do
die with a loud noise. I have also seen the torsion bars on Chryslers
front suspensions snap. When they go they can shoot out from under the
car and go for a city block! Sounds like a small bomb!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Jason" <rowejj@xxxx> wrote:
>                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@xxxx>
> 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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