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New Leafs - Creeking Noise!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Zer0, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Feb 4, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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    Zer0

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    Just installed some new leafs. I hear creaking noise when ever I go over a bump or whenever the leafs move. Anyone else experience this? Should I blast the leaf with some kind of oil like WD40? Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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    Its not uncommon. What springs are you using? Did you grease the shackles? Make sure your shackle bolts aren't too tight.
     
  3. Feb 4, 2014 at 8:16 PM
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    Thanks for reply. Im using dorman 929-401 leafs. Is the shackle where the u-bolts bolt onto? I dont think theyre too tight. I used air tools to tighten. I didnt rack them too hard. How tight should they be?
     
  4. Feb 4, 2014 at 9:37 PM
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    You need to properly torque stuff.. air tools will get them tight btw you still need to grab a torque wrench and make sure its all in spec. Then after driving for about 500miles retire again.
     
  5. Feb 4, 2014 at 9:39 PM
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    The shackle comes down from rear bumper area and attaches on to the leaf eye..
     
  6. Feb 5, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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    Do those spring packs come with anti-friction pads between the leaves?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2014 at 9:36 AM
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    Ubolts should be tight and torqued to spec. Shackles should be snug but not tight to allow unrestricted movement of the shackle. (The shackle is the piece that connects the rear spring eye to the frame).

    If the leaf springs do not have any sort of anti-friction pads between the leaves they will be a bit noisy. Not much you can do there unless you pull the leaves apart and install Teflon pads.
     

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