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New front shocks. Now sqeaking and eeiking on drivers side

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ThefarM, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. ThefarM

    ThefarM [OP] Member

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    Hey there everyone. This is my first post. I need a bit of help or advice. I did a search and had no luck. I just put 4 new monroe sensitrac shocks on my 1999 taco 4x4 extra cab. When I got through I had a new noise on the drivers front side. I figured the shock was defective or I had forgot a bushing or something:confused:. I tore it all back apart looking for a mistake or something. I came up with nothing. The shocks are lifetime warranty so I am figuring it is something else. I am not a tacoma expert or I might have some clue as to what is makeing all the racket. It is all the time, slower speeds 5-15 mph. on dirt roads are driveing me to total insanity here on the farm. It is like.... eik, eikkk, krieek, eiik... nonstop! AHHHH!!!:eek: It is probabaly the most irritating noise I can think of. You don't notice it when you are on the hard road due to tire and the asphalt noise. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.:cool:
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Sounds like its the bushings. Spray some WD 40 on the shock bushings on the bottom, and spray a little on the coil seat, then spray a bit where the coil meets the top plate.
    ANd Welcome to TW! :)
     
  3. ThefarM

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    Thanks for the fast response. But... I already tried the WD-40 trick:confused: and the grease trick:confused:. NADDA!
     
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    Welcome to TW. Listen to Chris, He knows his shiznit.
     
  5. chris4x4

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    OK. Have some one push down on your truck while you are under the front and find out Excatily where the squeek is comming from. Let me know. :)
     
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    got the old shock? Throw it back on and see if the new on aint faulty....shtuff does happen like that.
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Thanks! :D
     
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    Your welcome!.....I've been trying to rep you but 1st it said spread it, then it said your out......gotta wait 24hrs!
     
  9. ThefarM

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    I appreciate the advice fellas. Thanks! So I got a friend to help me move the front drivers around. This made pinpointing the problem easier. I actualy greased all contact points to give me an accurate test. It is the brand new shock absorber. I got it's replacement on the way. That was easy enough:rolleyes:.

    As for WD-40 on your coil over assemblys... That is pretty much a big no,no. That is unless you like a bunch of sand and grit sticking to all your shnit:eek:.

    Toy4Life... I hope your other 2000 and some posts were more useful than the one you gave me. If chris4x4 really needed a mascot I am sure he would get one with long blond hair and tits. I didn't realize we were comparing sizes and building rep. here at TW:confused:.

    Anyways... Ridgerunner. You had it rite! Unfortunatly I did not have the old shock still. Thanks Again! --ThefarM ​
     
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    WTF! I was just trying to help you. ^^I'm sure this gem of a post is gonna help all kinds of people! Anyhow.......if you don't like what I say ignore it. This isn't a forum where we trash our fellow members. HAVE A NICE DAY!!!
     
  11. chris4x4

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    Sand and grit isnt going to hurt the shock. It get bombed by dirt and crap all the time, if you off road. WD40 sure isnt the worst thing you can do.

    Bad form, Dude. We all try to have a little fun on this board. When someone else makes a comment on a post of yours, if it isnt related to the topic you brought up, at least it gets bumped up so more people can see it and help you.
     
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    Changing front suspenssion usually makes it stiffer and thus rattling sometimes comes from elsewhere. It would be wise to investigate the hood hinges :eek:.
    I know it sounds off track but I have seen this happend twice, right after changing struts, hood squeaked and knocked the inner holding pin doing a typical top plate noise.

    If this is the case, using a 2inchs long rubber flex hose over these pins (right in hood hinges) will fix the noise.
     
  13. chris4x4

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    Interesting. Are you talking about where the hood latches, or the hinge points near the winsheild.
     
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    Toy4Life... I hope your other 2000 and some posts were more useful than the one you gave me. If chris4x4 really needed a mascot I am sure he would get one with long blond hair and tits. I didn't realize we were comparing sizes and building rep. here at TW:confused:. ​

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^WOW that's NASTY-did Toy DO something to you?? He was just letting you know that Chris4x4 is the leading authority on tech stuff here. Thats all..why did you flat out attack this guy? You owe him an APOLOGY man:( like Chris said we behave with respect around here. I suggest you do the same if you expect it in return mr flamer
     
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    "I've been trying to rep you but 1st it said spread it, then it said your out......gotta wait 24hrs"

    Wasn't sure what all of this meant^^^^^
    When I said that it didn't work for me, that is just what I meant.
    Then I have someone here tell me to do it anyways.:confused:

    Sorry to cause such a disturbance in the force around here. I see the bond you all have and I apologize to anyone offended especialy Toy4Life.

    Thanks chris4x4 for pointing me in the right direction.

    This thread is actualy quite valuable. I searched TW's fourms for a while and found nothing on the subject. Now it is here. This is a very valuable , informational website. CHEERS!
     
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    Apology accepted. Yeah, we're all a pretty tight knit group here. No reason you can't be a part of that if you're still interested. I gave you negative rep, but you've earned some positive....I'll send some you're way soon as I can.
    It's in all the past as far as I'm concerned. Welcome to TW and cheers:proposetoast:
     
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    This is the gentleman that is Toy4life:) with that welcome here and hope you benefit from this forum like we have.
     
  18. ThefarM

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    I have actualy been using these fourms to work on my TOY for about a year now. I was just never a registered member. Now that we got all that outta the way... I am all good!:cool: PEACE!
     
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    Yes, hinge points near windshield, happended to me, I was sure my top plate was loose and even did the job twice (coil compressor and all) because in my mind there was no doubts that they making noises but it was the hood.
    Same thing happened when doing my friend's tacoma

    Now I think its worth a peek before taking suspenssion apart again.
    added this pic, there is a pin holding pin that goes trough the hinge on both sides, if the hood shakes more with stiffer front coils they could be knocking on the hinge

    t130532.jpg
     
  20. chris4x4

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    Very nice! Might be worth looking into. :)
     
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