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Old 05-12-2008, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tool For Torsion Key???

what is the best toll for installing the green key????

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Old 05-12-2008, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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these are pricey but there are a couple different types...
http://www.fatbobsgarage.com/cart/pr...g-357-154.html

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I have used a gear puller a couple times in the past it works pretty good too, that or a bottle jack with a bolt on the end. It lifts up the truck a little, but gives just enough room to remove the keeper. Bottle jack is definitely not to safe though.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I rented a puller from Autozone for $40 + tax (the cost to buy it). It came with 3 arms but it's adjustable and can be made into a 2 arm which is what you'd need. The guy said I could use it for as long as I needed, I could even keep it. If I return it, they just give me my money back. I thought it was a pretty cool deal myself. The tool worked very well. My only problem was, once I unloaded, I for the life of me couldn't pull the torsion bar out of the key. Any ideas on best methods for getting the key out once it's loose?
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I rented a puller from Autozone for $40 + tax (the cost to buy it). It came with 3 arms but it's adjustable and can be made into a 2 arm which is what you'd need. The guy said I could use it for as long as I needed, I could even keep it. If I return it, they just give me my money back. I thought it was a pretty cool deal myself. The tool worked very well. My only problem was, once I unloaded, I for the life of me couldn't pull the torsion bar out of the key. Any ideas on best methods for getting the key out once it's loose?
Very large hammer! Maybe even some PB Blaster soaking into it for a few hours before using the hammer for impact maintenance.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Tried the hammer method with no luck. Tried WD40 (it's all i had). My next guess is heating it up? I plan to try again on Wednesday.
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I have one that you could use. All I ask is you pay for shipping both ways and throw some beer money in on the way back. This offer is good for anybody that needs an actual TB tool. Several members have taken me up on this offer. It beats having to buy one and then have it sit around after one use (like mine). Just PM me if you have any questions.
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I have one that you could use. All I ask is you pay for shipping both ways and throw some beer money in on the way back. This offer is good for anybody that needs an actual TB tool. Several members have taken me up on this offer. It beats having to buy one and then have it sit around after one use (like mine). Just PM me if you have any questions.
Man, I'll keep that in mind. I almost bought one but ended up not needing to remove the keys. If I ever do, that would sure beat buying one! Thanks!!
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Use a c-clamp or make your own. Done it both ways several times.
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Tried the hammer method with no luck. Tried WD40 (it's all i had). My next guess is heating it up? I plan to try again on Wednesday.

Ya i had to heat the bottom side of the key up to be able to get the keys off mine, they came off hard even then.

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