Re: [DMCForum] Re: [DML] Re: Torsion bar adjustment
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: [DML] Re: Torsion bar adjustment

Hang on.... no tbeen followign thi sbut: The bolt that's stripped is the
one on the bar where the bracket did come off?

Get yourself an M8 helocoil kit to repair the thread. They're really
easy to use. You will probably need to buy a 8.5 or 9mm drill bit too.

The reason the bracket's stuck on the bar is probably that someone tried
to use an allen key that was too small at some point and stretched the
end. I've managed to remove a driver's sride one by carefully, and at
great length, filing down the splines that were protruding. Don't worry,
they're much longer than the bracket anyway. Take the louvers and roof
off to do this


Ryan Wright wrote:

> Hi again folks,
> OK, there's a problem. One of the bolt holes on the passenger side is
> stripped beyond repair. We relieved all pressure on the torsion bar
> and now I have to figure out how to fix this. I'm guessing it's "tap &
> die" time?
> I've never used a tap & die set before. Looks like I get to purchase a
> new toy and learn a new techinque. Any advice on how to proceed from
> here would be greatly appreciated.
> Driver's side bolts are just fine. Came off & went on without a
> problem. The bracket is stuck to the torsion bar and won't come off; I
> knew this before I started, I was just hoping the PB Blaster had done
> it's job. We bolted it back down and I'll keep shooting it with PB
> Blaster daily, then we'll try again every week or so until we get it.
> For now I can catch that door manually.
> -Ryan

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