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Leaf Springs squeak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Barry J, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Jun 28, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    luk8272

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    I have gone through quite a bit of WD-40. I have never had a vehicle that did this reguardless of the abuse it had seen. I suppose these trucks are just not the same as they once were. My 90 model toyota doesn't make any strange or annoying sounds, she never gets washed and barely gets any attention until she has a job to do.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    I have used enough WD 40 to raise there stock options but still get squeaks.:mad:
     
  3. Jun 28, 2009 at 11:27 PM
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    I'm trying to decide what to do with my squeaks. They're ridiculously aggravating. I guess I can try the WD40, but yeah. I just don't want to pay for new leafs, or pads, or whatever else the stealership wants to sell me...On an upside, I'm not really off-roading the truck anymore like I used to.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    anybody know where or which silicone lube/spray I should be looking at?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2009 at 12:13 AM
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    I have a 2006 Sport with a 3in lift. I had that same squeaking a while back and I thought it was the leafs too. Turned out to be the rear shock bushings. Might be something to look in to.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Now if it ends up being the bushings what's the solution? Same thing right? Spray some lube?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2009 at 11:41 PM
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    Well not really. My problem was the shock bushing were so destroyed that they were all but gone so it was just metal to metal rubbing. Solution was buy 2 50cent busings and put them on.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2009 at 12:04 AM
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    lol. o ok. Well Im guessing mine is the leaf spring then as I just got brand new shocks ( < 500miles) and the truck barely hit the 3k mile mark. Ill still check it out though. Thanks :)
     
  9. Jun 21, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    im sick of the squeaks. i cant waste anymore WD-40 with this. everytime i use WD-40 it seems to get worse an come back faster everytime. i need a solution...

    It started squeeking once i got the 2" toytec AAL

    It would be awesome if i could get some of these questions answere because i cant find much info after searching... im willing to raise up the truck and disassemble the leafs if i have to and ill use my pressure washer.


    What different type of grease should i be looking for?

    how can i tell my brushings have gone bad? what should i look for?

    silicone pads? where do i get those?

    has some one successfully gotten rid of the squeak for a long period of time?







    i have 2004 so i have no warrenty like most of you guys.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    I took an old bike tube and cut about a 1 inch section out of it. The bike tube already had some chalky stuff in it, but I went ahead and sprayed the inside with some white lithium. Got a pry bar in between the two leafs that were making noise and with the other hand stuck the rubber tube in and positioned it with the screw driver.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    hmmm interesting. i like that. i could do that.

    i have to find the culprit first... if the leafs are making the squeak ill take that into consideration

    if its my brushings what should i look for to identify that they have gone bad?
     
  12. Jun 21, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    Talk about thread revival but thanks for searching. Check out my signature for another leaf spring squeak fix.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Bushings, it's your bushings! Got mine replaced, now the suspension is squeak free!
     
  14. Jun 21, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    This is what I had done to it: Front/Rear Bilistein 5100's; Fronts set at 0.85 w/ Eibach/Toytec Coilovers". Rear Leaf TSB, 20 % tint on front door windows, 5% tint sunstrip on windshield. Dick Cepek DC1's (polished), 265/75/16 Hankook Dynapro ATM, TRD Exhaust. Illuminated 4x4 switch by rcbs204, BHLM, iPod connection to changer connect at head unit. NWTF Front fitted seat covers, Console gear shift area painted black, Theft deterrent tailgate mod, Front mudflaps removed.
    my 07 with the TSB squeaks like hell on the driver side. It didnt start doing it until this spring when I went through some serious mud. I need to do the bike intertube thing.
     
  15. Jun 21, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    I thought I saw some ultimate squeak/sound thread a few weeks ago. Anybody know where it went?
     
  16. Jun 21, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Mine squeak like a son of a bitch its funny if you sit on the tail gate it has a slow squeak down until my weight stops pushing it down. But I wheel mine alot and my squeaking is proly due to that.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    This squeak drives me absolutely crazy.
     
  19. May 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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    I have a 08 prerunner four door 2wd that squeaks very bad aNd has for awhile, I've tried power washing and wd40 the whole nine yards. Any other ideas on a fix because i don't have the money to spend at the dealer to get fixed! My wife hates this truck because of the squeeking so please help me and this is a 2wd truck so no mudding ever and truck only has 63000 miles on it
     
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  20. May 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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    Use bike inner tubes. Wd-40 will just make it worser IMO.
     
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