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Creaky leaf springs fix

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by elmira22, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Jul 27, 2020 at 1:20 PM
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    elmira22

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    What do you y'all do for creaky leaf springs? No issues with the suspension itself but curious about quieting down the noise. What kind of lubricant? Where exactly do you apply it?

    This seems like something I'll have to start doing monthly-ish, so I'm curious if anyone has a particular method.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 27, 2020 at 1:22 PM
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    llamasmurf

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  3. Jul 27, 2020 at 2:42 PM
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    winkel

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    I just use something like WD-40, only a little thicker, about every three or four months. Yesterday, I installed a u-bolt flip kit and hosed mine down with some cheap spray lubricant I got from Dollar General. I like it. It's a little thicker than WD-40 and I bought a couple of cans to see how it would work on the frame and undercarriage parts. Time will tell. Liquid Wrench also makes an anti-corrosion spray that's a little thicker.
    Your mileage may vary. You need something that will wick in between the springs though.
     
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  4. Jul 27, 2020 at 2:44 PM
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  5. Jul 28, 2020 at 4:35 AM
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    Right on, thanks for all the info.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:28 PM
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    I use Fluid Film (rust & corrosion) penetrant $ Lub. Off road 50% of the time and only need to spray around once a year. The ride was acutely better after I used it, and that say a lot on an old HJ
    IMG_1308.jpg
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    I've never had squeaky leaf springs. But every fall I lift the frame to sag the springs and coat them with this.

    20191201_115949.jpg
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    memtaco

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    how do you put it on? Lift the rear end to take weight off the springs?
     
  9. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    You can left the cab (jake from the bumper first tim) a little and just spay it penetrates by it self really easy
    After the first time just spray it on every year. Spray both sides of the spring no need to raise after the first time
    I'm it water this time of year (stream crossing 12/18") with no sings of lose

    I spray it on places where my undercoat peals off and have had no rust appear in the last 4 years
     

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