[DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit
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[DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit

My theory is that the torsion bar gets scratched where it passes by the rear hinge. Since the torsion bar is so highly stressed a scratch will concentrate all of that stress, propogating a crack eventually through the cross-section of the bar. My solution is to put a small piece of rubber from an old tire tube between the torsion bar and the rear hinge. Often you have to use your fingers to pull the bar away enough to slip the rubber in between the bar and the rear hinge. Do it on both doors. Cheap insurance. It is no coincidence all of the bars I have seen broken break at the point where it passes by the rear door hinge. There is nothing wrong with the metallurgy of the torsion bars.
David Teitelbaum


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