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Rear leaf squeek help!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Misterclean, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Oct 1, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    Misterclean

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    Just recently, the rear leafs on each side at the front shackle have started to squeek... and it's driving me NUTS! Anyone have an easy lube suggestion or should I just take out bolt, drop leaf and put on Dry lube?
    FYI: (stock leaf pack W/Procomp AAL)

    Mike
     
  2. Oct 1, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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    Get the weight off the springs , pry the leaf ends & drop some squeak pads in
     
  3. Oct 2, 2012 at 7:22 AM
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    Misterclean

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    Thanks 4WD... but the squeak is coming from the shackle mount, not the leafs themselves. Any other suggestions?
     
  4. Oct 2, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    Mine do it too I just spray WD40 in there and then push my truck up and down until the squeak fads away
     
  5. Oct 2, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    Poor oil over the shackle and jump up and down on the bed. Thats what i did
     
  6. Oct 2, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    BulletToothTony

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    I used some white grease and no squeaking for over 6 months
     
  7. Oct 2, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    Misterclean

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    I guess you guys have stated the obvious! I appreciate that and was about to do the same... I was thinking a longer-term solution with a dry-lube that wouldn't attract a lot of "Gunk". But that would mean unmounting the leaf pack from the shackle and I was hoping any summer projects were coming to a close!! WD40 might just be the way to go.....
     
  8. Oct 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Found out it wasn't the Hanger bolt on the shackle afterall... It was at the first spring clip on the leaf-pack!! Sprayed some dry-lube around the clip and between the leaves right at that point an VOILA, no more squeak!!
    Thanks anyway guys!
     
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