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Help!!! MY Leaf springs are creaking

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Lt.Snowball, May 21, 2011.

  1. May 21, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    Lt.Snowball

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    My Leaf springs are creaking like an antique car. I was washed them out thoroughly with a pressure washer. I need some help to fix this, its driving me nuts.
     
  2. May 21, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Buy new leaf spring kit.

    EDIT:Your springs probably look like this. My springs are creaking as well.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. May 21, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    luk8272

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    I simply shoot some WD-40 between the leafs on mine whenever they start talking smack. Not a permanent fix but it serves the purpose.
     
  4. May 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    Yeap that is about the way that mine looks right now.
     
  5. May 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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  6. May 22, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    When I hear a noise like that I just turn up the radio......:p:p:p:p
     
  7. May 22, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    Toyota makes leaf silencers but they probably cost a lot the DIY is pretty cheap and easy
     
  8. May 22, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Take a big flat head screwdriver.

    Slightly pry the leaf apart where the "silencer" things are at the ends.

    Spray thoroughly with motorcycle chain lube.


    It didn't take me 24 hours to make my new TSB leaf packs squeak... But the chain lube seems to hold up pretty well, until I wheel again... Then they have to be sprayed again.
     
  9. May 22, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    ..I have a list of many things.
    When I had my 2nd Gen, I took apart my leaf packs, pressure washed all of the leafs bottom and top and then reapplied lithium grease and reinstalled the pack onto my truck.
     
  10. May 22, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    The problem with that much effort, is it will only last until the suspension is flexed and more dirt/water gets in between the leaf packs... Then it squeaks again.
     
  11. May 22, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    ..I have a list of many things.

    Actually I didnt have alot of squeaks after that. Maybe my 5th time going out trailing with many weeks of on-road driving, is where it started to squeak again.

    It was an experiment...
     
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