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    Torque arm

    Anybody have any good tips for removing the tailshaft portion of the torque arm for a LS1 TA or camaro?

    Mine is being a lil bastard.

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    You mean the portion on the tranny?

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    are you replacing the stock OEM TQ with aftermarket that connect at the tailshaft?. Or do you need to replace the bushing?

    Lift the rear of the car with tires of the floor and put in on stands . dont put the stands on the rear end. Put a piece of wood under the tranny and place the jack under. Remove the tranny crossmember. Remove the exhaust bracket that bolts to the TQ arm bushing bracket(passenger side) lower the tranny down a bit. this will give you some clearance to reach the bolts that hold the bushing. It's easier to do if you have ratchet wrenches. Put one on the top bolt and work it until you get it out. This will allow you to replace the bushing. If the bushing is too hard to remove you might need to remove the bolts that hold the TQ arm at the rear end and slide out the TQ arm. If the TQ arm is not coming out at the rear end, put a jack under the rear end and lift up slowly until the pressure is released and the TQ arm comes out.

    when installing back I found that it was easy to put the bushing in the bracket and tighten the bolt down. Then put some grease at the tip of the TQ arm and slide it in the bushing.

    Install the TQ arm to the rear end. again use the jack to lift or lower until it slides in place. Make sure you tighten the rear end bolts to 100 ft-lbs.

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