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Front Suspension squeek

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fishtaco73, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Jul 29, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    fishtaco73

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    Hi all,
    I've got a 2004 Doublecab 4x4 that I bought used last year. The prior owner put in aftermarket front shocks that squeek and groan all the time. I'm wondering if there might be an easy fix, such as changing some bushings or something similar? May'be i should just replace the front shocks altogether? Your thoughts on this dilemma are much appreciated!
    Dave
     
  2. Jul 29, 2011 at 9:03 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    there is a chance its the ball joints
     
  3. Jul 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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    SRQ TACO

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    Check and see if the coil is rubbing on anything. Check and see if the balljoints are ripped/torn.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Digiratus

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    Depending on a lot a factors, there have been instances where the bottom shock bushings have worn. Take a look to see if the rubber has been pushed out. Jack up one corner and see if you can move the shock. lol, you shouldn't be able to.
     
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