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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
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Metal Bars???

Okay what is the metal bar for under the rear seat? It is black and looks like a shepards hook? And what is the othe one under the hood? I thought hood support, but the hoods have spring assits. Anyone know?

Also, I didnt want to waste another thread, but I took out the dash and now when I start the truck there is an alarm going off, and it it totally different then the door open chime??? What could this be? It is almost like a alarm clock lol.
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Bar under the rear seat is a spring to assist in flipping it up, bar under the hood is probably your jack handle. As for your dash alarm, I'm clueless on that one.
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"I took out the dash and now when I start the truck there is an alarm going off, and it it totally different then the door open chime??? What could this be? It is almost like a alarm clock"
It could be da Air Bag chime
If a system fault is present and the air bag indicator is malfunctioning, an audible tone will be heard, indicating that system service is required. The tone is a series of five sets of five beeps. This does not indicate a diagnostic trouble code 55. If the tone is heard, the air bag indicator is inoperative and a system fault that requires service is present.
Tone (5 Beeps Repeated 4 Times): Air Bag Indicator Open Circuit with Stored Fault Code(s)
No Air Bag Indicator (Dash Light Out): Inoperative Indicator Circuit or No Battery Voltage to ADM
Continuous Air Bag Indicator: ADM Disconnected or Inoperative
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Cool, I am betting that it is a result of me taking out the bulb for the air bag system. Looks like I will be putting that back in. Thanks for the link to diagnose and thanks for ther info on the metal bars.
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and f that bar (torsion bar. see # 11 @ bottom right in diagram below) is loose or laying there here is how it is attached; the cotter pin (#6 "spring retainer") usua;l;y falls off after 14 yrs or so..lol

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SuperCabs have a forward-facing folding rear seat that converts to a load floor. The rear seat back frame (613A38) is held in an upright position by a rear seat back release latch (61382) mounted on rear corner trim panel (278D12) of the cab. The bottom of the seat pivots to lie flat against supporting bumpers.

The Bronco has a fold-down rear seat. A rear seat back release latch on the lower right side of the rear seat is lifted to unlock the rear seat back frame. The rear seat back frame is folded to the cushion. A rear seat back release latch located at the center rear seat cushion frame (63160) is lifted to unlock the rear seat cushion frame from the floor-mounted rear seat back latch striker (62440). The rear seat cushion frame folds forward to provide a flat storage area.

All folding seats have a rear seat back release latch designed to hold the rear seat back frame in the normal position.

The rear seats can be folded down to gain access to the storage compartment.

If the rear seat back frame will not latch into position or the rear seat back release latch will not unlock, remove the side shield and/or remove the rear seat back cover (66600) far enough to inspect the rear seat back release latch. Replace defective components of rear seat back release latch.

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Wow this is exactly what I needed!! So that bar is actually holding "torsion:" on the seat and making it more rigid while driving? Or is it just a piece designed to aid in seat removal?
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hey on the dash. i would disconect your battery and reset it.
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It aids in flipping the seat forward when you release the latch, it also keeps tension on the seat when it's in the down position to prevent the seat from rattling.

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I c I c. I fixed my issues on the air bag, it was a bad fuse and bad bulb. Wow the PO was a lazy lazy man lol. Didnt replace shit.
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This might be clear to everyone else but the Rear seat torsion bar is installed when the rear seat is attached to the forward brackets with the two pins and tilted forward. It took me a bit to figure that out and figured I would pass it on.



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Thanks for the tip, I didnt know that.
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I need help figuring out how to install the "Torsion Bar".

I see the diagram above but for some reason it does not show me enough
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This is on a 1993. I remember you have to fight the spring action to get it into position.

Pictures are of the seat flipped up, maybe they'll help...










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Those are best pics i have seen on any forum.

Surely i can figure it out now
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This is on a 1993. I remember you have to fight the spring action to get it into position.

Pictures are of the seat flipped up, maybe they'll help...










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I learned something new today. I found that bar when I got the truck and never knew what it was, its been sitting in my garage ever since.

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Those are best pics i have seen on any forum.

Surely i can figure it out now

Let me know if you need any others.

You pretty much just brute force it and watch your fingers.


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I learned something new today. I found that bar when I got the truck and never knew what it was, its been sitting in my garage ever since.

Yeah, it's easy to see why people never bother putting the torsion bar back in after removing and replacing the rear seat.


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