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First thing that annoyed me

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by -TRDMAN-, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    -TRDMAN-

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    Okay in the last week my rear leafs and/or shackles are squeaking like you can’t even imagine! Even my own weight (about 160) getting out of the truck makes the horrible noise.... I jacked the truck up to relive pressure on the leafs and greased them... no good so this leaves me to believe my problem is in the shackles... any advice on what to do?? Should I take the bolts out of the shackles and grease them?? It’s making my taco look bad!
    Thanks!





    P.S. Come on Chris I know you got some advice!:D
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    mine does the same thing, sorry no help from me
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    My truck does this...Ive gotten used to it but I did notice that after time I drove for 100+ miles that it didnt do it for a while...not sure if its relevent
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    white lythium grease can be your best friend
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    power wash then spray white lithium grease from auto zone like fireturk41 said. just got dirt between the leafs thats all
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    rutherk1

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  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    I cleaned and greased the leafs already
    :eek:
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    Greg is still alive!!!
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    HELL YEAH!!! im back in school:rolleyes:
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    just pressure was the hell out of them, its dirt dust and muck built up on em, then soak with white lythium grease, do the same for shackles, thats the only solution and you will have to repeat, as long as it has leafs in the rear it will squeak
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    dont be a stranger bro!

    how are you and the lil lady?
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    i just spray my shakles with the hose really good from all ways that i can get to it and it cures it for me
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    I will get them nice and clean this weekend..... my two other trucks never sqeaked though and well.....
    [​IMG]
    they really got used lol
     
  14. Aug 20, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Please try this.

    Use a large flat head screwdriver and wedge it between two leafs. Pry them apart so that there is about 1/4 inch space between the top leaf and the friction pad on the leaf below it. Spray some Silicone Lube (with teflon) on the friction pad. Because there is a gap the spray should be able to cover the entire pad. Do this on all of the friction pads (front and rear, left and right).
     
  15. Aug 20, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    This is what i did about 3 days ago and has worked like a charm so far... i used liquid wrench lubricating spary.... i also pressure wash them real good....
     
  16. Aug 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    Sounds good... im gonna get the old taco on the lift and change the oil and solve this problem!:)
     
  17. Aug 23, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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    I am not sure how long the Liquid Wrench will last. I was told to use the Silicone Lube because it does not attract dust and dirt.
     
  18. Aug 23, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    My old pre-TSB pack squeaked like a sumbitch for a few days until i got over annoyed and took a good close look. Turned out one of the anti friction pads had come loose and almost fallen out. I pryed apart the leaves enough to re position it, but it still squeaked. Next I cleaned em up real good, then once they dried out for a day, I drenched them with some PB penetrating lube a couple times and they never did it again. :D
     
  19. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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  20. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    Take the shackles apart, put anti seize on the bolt so the sleeve doesn't rust to it, than use a thick grease (I use bobcat grease, same stuff as tractors) and coat it. When you install it and the grease is oozing out the sides, you know you're all set. If it's still squeaking, than look elsewhere.
     
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