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Old 10-13-2008, 08:43 PM
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I broke my truck...

on my 93 blazer....I busted the tie-rod, upper and lower ball-joints, wrecked the cv axle, drove home like that. and that ground down most of the lower control arm, sway bar, lower half of the spindle. so.... heres my question. I got a 85 s-10 4x4. are those parts exactly the same? I know they are identical. I plan on repairing all this myself but the only thing I dont know how to do is deal with the torsion bar spring assembly. could I modify a large c-clamp and make it into a torsion bar unloading tool? and, once I get that out, will the other end just pop out of the lower control arm?

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You Can Do It

Yes You Can Use A C Clamp. I Use A Ball Joint Press , Its A Heavy Duty C Clamp . Clamp It Down , Remove The Torsion Bolt And Spacer.
Back Off C Clamp. Mark The Bar At The Controle Arm And Arm , Wiggle Bar To The Rear Until Out Of Arm (tap Out Some Times) Then Pull Forward. (JACK THE BLAZER UP BY THE FRAME.)
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heres a pic of the damage. everything has gotta be replaced!
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I got everything apart on the blazer, except the torsion bar is stuck in both ends. I assume its supposed to slide out of the socket of the LCA? and the rear key? it wount budge... and tips? the only thing I can think of with the tools I got is a a bottle jack sideways, pushing the TB out. it dont seem to be working either. I got it pumped up pretty tight and drowned in oil. we'll see if i make any progress tomorrow
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Why did you drive it home like that instead of fixing it where it was?

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Why did you drive it home like that instead of fixing it where it was?

Shane
not much for spare parts in the middle of the sticks and there was no way i was walkin thru the woods 5 miles to get to the highway, not with my gimp foot
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Did you try pushing it forward to remove the key then to the rear to remove the bar out of the arm. The lower arm might be bent and not releaseing the bar. bigger hammer after key out to go to the rear to remove bar...
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I have it all unbolted and whats left of the LCA is held in place only by the stuck TB. I've been striking it with a heavy hammer foreward to no avail. I'm keeping it soaked down with penetrating oil for now and try in tomorrow
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