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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue Question: torsion bar replacement

 

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intrigued, Lisbon Falls, ME, October 11, 2010, 05:06
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I have a broken front torsion bar. Do I need a new one, or can I use(find) a used one. Is this a costly repair? Is this an urgent repair?

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    FiveStar from FiveStar ServiCenter, October 11, 2010, 06:43
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    Your car doesn't have torsion bars, it has coil springs. If you mean coil spring then no you should not install a used one, and they really need to be replaced in pairs. Your car does have a stabilizer bar in front. If this is what you mean then double check that it isn't just an end link that's broken, those are relatively easy to replace and not too expensive. If the stabilizer bar itself is broken then I see no reason why a used one can't be used.

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    Stevan, September 10, 2012, 17:22
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    HE means there is a sway bar, both front and rear sway bars. It is known that the front breaks at the right side lower control arm. Take the right and left wheels off and remove nuts to the control arm mnt. bolts on the rubber isolators. Do the same for the two bolts on the body isolators located on the frame. Once free the sway bar will come out the sides. You may have to remove one tie rod end to get it out. Its easier than dropping the sub-frame.

    The parts are available at any U-Pull junk yard. or part source.

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