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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by l_prettyman, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Apr 4, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    l_prettyman

    l_prettyman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    my leafs are starting to squeak from the factory. i read something about a TSB? what is that and what does it do?? or should i just buy the lift that i've been wanting, and will that fix it?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    The OP is probably referring to this TSB

    T-SB-0274-09.pdf

    You can purchase the silencer pad kit from Toyota or find a spring shop in your area. Any lubrication is temporary so if you're like me that is not an acceptable solution. I paid $59 to have my Tahoe done.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Ah yes, he sure is. Actually, it's a good thing you posted that. Mine squeak too.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    my other question is will getting a lift kit that has an add a leaf help some of my problem? along with "silencer pads"
     
  6. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    AAL won't fix the squeak but the silencer pads will or should.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    ok thank you!! one other thing.. how do AAL's add 2.5 inches of lift when they aren't even an inch thick
     
  8. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    they're arched slightly more than your leafs so when installed they give lift
     
  9. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    I just bought the kit from my local dealer for $21.51 and it lists the repair time as ".7" or about 45 minutes. So $59.00 sounds like a pretty good deal! If you do decided to buy the kit yourself, make sure you have the TSB handy; i needed the TSB #, the part # and other info as well.
     
  10. May 26, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    I'm getting that gnarly squeak after lifting the truck. I'm sure the warranty is void, but does anyone know if Toyota can still install the sliencer pads or do I need to go to an aftermarket place???
     
  11. May 26, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    I actually have the same problem after installing a 3'' lift. I noticed that the add a leaf kinda shifted while off roading, so im going to put on some spring clamps, and tighten everything down real good to see if it gets rid of the squeeking. Ill keep you posted.
     
  12. May 26, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    Ok cool let me know, thanks
     
  13. May 26, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    just use grease and or rustproofing...
     
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