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rear shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by btacoma, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    btacoma

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    my rear shocks are now squeaking almost all the time. when i take off i can hear them and the back end goes a little down. should i look into getting some new ones or do i just need to grease them up?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    Are you sure it's the shocks that are making the noise or the leaf springs? You can't grease shocks, only replace them.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Have you measured this "back end goes a little down"?? Cause the shocks don't support the weight- The springs do.
    And where do you "hear them" from?? Like as you take them off or while hang compressing them??
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 5:15 AM
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    sounds like a dirty leaf pack.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    how can you tell if its the leaf pack? when i put stuff in the bed or get in and out of it they just squeak. i drive with my windows down and when i take off from a stop i can hear them squeak.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    Shocks aren't supposed to squeak, but leaf packs do when they have crap in between them. If you're so sure it's the shocks then why ask the question?
     
  7. Jan 25, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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    Surefire way to tell-Unbolt your shocks, and then jump in the bed.

    Or spray some lube between the leafs in your packs.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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    Its probably the leafs. Pressure wash them and then buy some lube. I use thi stuff from lowes. Its in a white spray can with a green cap.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    I'll try this out thanks
     
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