View Full Version : torsion bar removal

09-10-2008, 09:30 PM
removing the torsion bar on my 1999 f150 but havin a hell of a tim, ive unloaded the torsion bar and tooken the key out and took the torsion bar cross member off but cannot seem to hammer the front of the torsion bar out . Am i missing something or should i just keep hammering?

09-10-2008, 09:44 PM
If the key is off as is the crossmember, it should just pop out....could be stuck in there...try having a friend wiggle the free end while you beat it with a hammer from the control arm, should just pop out, NOTE. If you intend on reusing the bars.....DO NOT USE THE HOT WRENCH ! it'll screw the torsion bars right up.

09-10-2008, 10:08 PM
alrite thanks , guess its jus stuck in their good

09-10-2008, 10:09 PM
Any chance you could take a pic ofthe control arm end where the bar goes into it ? both sides ? mark em front n back and post em here....I need visual stimulus to envision the situation.

09-12-2008, 11:23 AM
air hammer

09-12-2008, 11:26 AM
I think ford makes a removal tool for them. Some sort of press/puller type thing.

09-12-2008, 02:08 PM
when in doubt, get a bigger hammer

Rye Guy
09-23-2008, 05:21 PM
Done torsion keys LOTS! If they are seized to the control arm it may be possible to use an air hammer and heat the control arm only to expand the metal a bit and pound like hell!!!!!!!! If that doesn't work can you remouve them as an assembly? And worst case get a torch and burn the bar from the control arm CAREFULLY and buy more torsion bars.

Good luck[cheers]