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torsion key help

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by plowin207, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. plowin207

    plowin207 Member
    Messages: 89

    I have a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 that i snaped the leaf springs on so i bought new to me leafsprings from just chevy trucks a place near me that sells salvaged chevy/GMC truck parts then i bought a leveling kit that comes with rear add a leafs for extra payload cause i think that is what killed my old leafs well after 10 hours in the garage yesterday replacing the leaf springs i tried to do the torsion keys this morning and cant get the old keys off the torsion bars. didn't know if anybody had had this problem or knew a way to help get them off thanks for the help
  2. bean7654

    bean7654 Member
    Messages: 63

    I used some pb blaster and a hammer and was able to pound them to get it off the bar.
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    PB blaster, heat, BFH and that should get it for you. Make sure you have shock extenders as well. The front shocks are very short and will be at max length once you lift the front up. Or get a set of longer shocks.