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help my squeaky leaf springs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by clermontmx118, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    clermontmx118

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  2. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    try using the search button, a few topics on this. BUT if you pressure wash them and apply grease to them it will stop. One thread i read states exactly which grease to use.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    pressure washer and a good all weather grease and you will be good to go
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Buy a can of Silicone lubricant with teflon. Wedge a flat head screwdriver between the leaves near the end where the pads are (to separate the leaves a little) and spray the lubricant between the leaves where the contact pads are.

    That should stop the squeaking for about 6 months...
     
  5. Nov 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    Take it in to the dealer, there's a TSB on the squeaky rear leaf springs. I brought mine in last week and they fixed it. I'll try and find the TSB number for it, I know it's on the info they gave me. There are some type of pads between the leafs that need to be replaced. As long as you're still under 3 years you should be good.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Got my creak/squeak fixed yesterday......About two months ago I had a set of long AAL's installed at a local Springshop.Almost immediately they started creaking like a MoFo and it was driving me nuts.I had them lubed during my MVI and it went away for a couple of weeks but came back worse than ever.Yesterday I went back to the shop and they installed plastic isolators at no charge and she's back in stealth mode.:D
     
  7. Nov 20, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    wat?
    his 05 is far past tsb warranty
     
  8. Nov 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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    After I posted I went back to look if the truck year was listed. Yeah, 05 isn't covered. Do you know if you have to pay for a TSB after warranty is up? Is it worth going to the dealer or getting the plastic insulators like squad314 did?
     
  9. Nov 20, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    squirt some chain lube for motorcycles in there,works good and sheds dirt.
     
  10. Nov 20, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    the dealer (I already tried) is going to charge you $200 for some stupid silicone pads. If you can, takem apart and clean real well and relube with white lithium grease.
     
  11. Nov 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    thanks guys, i'll try it all and tell you waht works.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    Here is a posting I wrote up for someone else who had the same issue. It could be worth a try.

    Link: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/57301-annoyin-hell-2.html#post1078152
     
  13. Nov 20, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    I would be willing to take some pics of what my shop did for me if anyone was interested........It doesn't look like rocket science,and if they didn't charge me for it,you can be assured it is cheap.:D
     
  14. May 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    I would love to see some pics. I am having the same problem and would like an easy cheap fix to get rid of the annoying squeak.
    Thanks
     
  15. May 11, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Old thread is old

    Check out the squeaky leaf fix thread
     
  16. May 11, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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    If u unbolt ur shock and put a bottle jack between the leaves and frame, u can get really good separation of the leaves and get grease all the way to the ubolts practically.
     
  17. May 11, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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    Or just get the TSB isolators from Toyota
     
  18. May 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    What year does that go back to?
     
  19. May 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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    OZ-T

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    They are larger isolator pads you can buy and put on your stock leafs , there is a link to them near the end of the DIY squeaky leaf fix thread
     
  20. May 14, 2014 at 5:08 AM
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