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Leaf Spring Bushings Annoying Squeak, ideas?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by DeedleBag, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Apr 7, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    DeedleBag

    DeedleBag [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, I am having this squeaking sound coming from my leaf spring rubber bushings. Yes I am completely certain this is where the sound is coming from. Anyone else have this problem and anyone know how to fix it?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    Pressure wash your springs, spray heavily with lube (WD40 or something).

    Squeeky springs are from metal on metal (replace bushings) or dirt to metal (wash/lube)
     
  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    sierrahsky

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  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    If you decide to replace the bushings....make sure you get greasable ones. Search google for "Toyota tacoma greasable bushings"
     
  5. Apr 13, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    I had the same problem. There is a TSB on replacing the silencer pads between the springs. After i replaced them i had no more issues.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Couldn't find any for 2005 +

    Link ?
     
  7. May 1, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    rdm197aps

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    i know this is an old post, but i got the same thing going on since ive been going off road... running out side to grease mine up... white lithium should do...
     
  8. Sep 11, 2015 at 4:47 PM
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    Todb

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    Spray with PB Blaster, then pressure wash, then lithium spray.
     
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