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OME EL095R Leafs popping when turning

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by freeriderchad108, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Feb 17, 2020 at 3:40 PM
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    freeriderchad108

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    A few minor things...
    Hi All,

    I installed EL095R leafs about 10k miles ago and they just started making loud popping noises. I noticed it when pulling into a parking spot at work. Driving home I thought it was my front right but after a closer inspection everything was in order up there, I just started shaking the truck back and forth and I heard the noise again from the rear right.

    I've researched this a bit and I've found a few things... Some suggest that the bushing is seized and it's popping whenever it flexes, some say that the leaf pads are missing so the leafs are sticking together and popping when they flex enough.

    Does anyone have this problem?

    Any suggestions are gladly accepted.

    EDIT: If it is the bushings... will this work as a greaseable replacement?

    https://www.amazon.com/Dobinsons-20...Rear+Greasable+Bush+Kit&qid=1581982214&sr=8-2
     
  2. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    Colorado_Taco17

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    Im pretty sure I had the same issue. While turning I would hear clunking and thought it was the front end. Took it to a shop near me and they lathered my OME leafs with boat grease and all noises, regular leaf squeaking and the clunking sound, went away. In my case the bushings weren’t the issue
     
  3. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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    freeriderchad108

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    Good to know! Sounds like I'll be pulling some leafs this weekend...
     
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  4. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    Yeah might as well give that a shot before dropping a pretty penny on some bushings that may or may not fix the problem haha
     
  5. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    No issues with mine just a squeek here and there. I got used to it. I do offroad my truck if that helps. Maybe try re-torquing everything down including the u bolts.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:26 PM
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    Yeah I have squeaking too, I've learned to live with it. A loud pop is just a little disconcerting :anonymous:
     
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  7. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:27 PM
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    I'd be concerned too. Let us know if/when you figure it out.

    Edit:
    - What brand of bushings did you use for the eyelets?
    - Did you lube those liberally when installing?
    - What type of lube/grease did you use?
     
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  8. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    I'm dealing with the same issue. Let us know what your outcome is, please!
     
  9. Feb 17, 2020 at 4:59 PM
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