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Old 05-20-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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front suspension creek

Before I lifted my truck, I had a bad creeking going on in the front right area. Took it to the dealer, the bushings had to be replaced. Lifted my truck 3" and now the left side is doing the same thing. Did the lift have anything to do with this? I have a 2013 so why the heck would my bushings have gone bad anyway? It was about 6 months ago so I don't remember if they replaced both sides or just the right.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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More info please. Bushings? Which ones etc, lift info would help too.

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Old 05-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Thats the problem, I don't know which bushings either. Its just a toytec ultimate lift with Billies. Its a very distinct noise, which is why I immediately recognized it today when I heard it.
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Do you still have the receipt from the dealer? Maybe there was a part number on there? could narrow it down that way? There are lots of different bushings on the front of these rigs.

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One dry and dusty day I started hearing some insane creeking noises from my front suspension. Lifted it up on jacks, tore it all apart aside from the LCAs and COULD NOT find anything wrong. Lowered it back down and heard it again- drove me nuts for a day further until I threw some Dupont's dry lube onto the LCA bushings and the noise completely went away after riding it around like that for a tad. Give it a shot?
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One dry and dusty day I started hearing some insane creeking noises from my front suspension. Lifted it up on jacks, tore it all apart aside from the LCAs and COULD NOT find anything wrong. Lowered it back down and heard it again- drove me nuts for a day further until I threw some Dupont's dry lube onto the LCA bushings and the noise completely went away after riding it around like that for a tad. Give it a shot?
Anythings worth a try. Now that I think about it, the yota mechanic did replace my right LCA bushings. He said they were "bad". Don't know how on a brand new frickin truck though.
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Now that I think about it, I did just wash my truck. There was a lot of dirt and dust around the lcas. Could I have taken some of the grease off of the bushings if I washed in the wheel well around that area?
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I had the same problem after installing a 2" Skyjacker leveling kit. I heard a creaking noise in the front end after I had an alignment done. Totally went away after I torqued the LCA bolts to 100 ft. lbs!
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