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Leaf Spring TSB completed, now the springs have a grinding noise??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hillbillynwv, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    I had the TSB done about 2 months ago. While backing out of my garage they squeeke/grind like they are 50 years old. I only notice it at low speeds. Is anyone else experiencing the noise? I think it might even be coming from just one side.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    Brunes

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    Been out in the dirt/sand/water etc?? Dirty springs will make noise.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Nope....nothing but interstate driving. I even hosed them good when I washed it last week.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Did you have them retourqed after install. Check the leafs, see if they are coming into contact w/anything...

    I had a squeak after installing my AAL to the TSB leafs. allingned them up, and retourqed the U-bolts. No issues since.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Do you know what they are supposed to be torqed too in lb-ft.?
     
  6. Mar 16, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    I went with 90 ftlbs... Not sure if thats 100% correct, but it worked. I got the Gade 8 extended U-bolt from Toytech, and 90 ftlbs felt just about right...
     
  7. Mar 16, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    Read my new thread
    Rear Leaf Spring TSB Dealer "Phuck Up"

    [​IMG]I found out why they are squeeking.
     
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