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Torsion bar pads??

so what causes the play noise? if metal doesnt wear out.

rusted pad

The photo below shows what my pad looked like when I removed the torsion bar.

I cleaned the rust off the pads and lever, applied wheel bearing grease to the pads and reinstalled the torsion bars. It seems unlikely to me that pads would result in a noise since I suspect the lever only moves when the torsion bars are adjusted. I cleaned and greased them to make them easier to adjust.

So basically its lubrication and tightening of the screw