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Squeak from front left wheel base.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by airsoft_warrior, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    airsoft_warrior

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    I put on my bilstein 5100's a couple of months ago and I noticed that there was a slight squeak coming from the front left wheel base. I couldnt tell what part it is coming from. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mar 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    05offroad

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    BUMP....Old thread but I'm in the exact same situation and it drives me nuts. started off little and now it squeaks the whole time I drive. Anyone have a solution??
     
  3. Mar 15, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    All trucks will eventually squeak -Chinese proverb

    JK, but where I start usually is wet the area down with a hose real well and drive around the block real quick. If it stops squeaking when wet its probably some dirt or something causing extra friction in suspension components. If you're handy with a wrench, pop out bolts on strut, Control arms etc and just apply a good thick grease to moving parts and make sure everything is torqued properly; also check that all your lugnuts on the wheel are tight.

    If you're not too handy with a wrench, get some WD-40 and spray the rubber bushing at the bottom of the strut, other components etc... it'll work for a while.

    Determine whether it sqeeaks from bumps or just being driven.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    mine seems to be from even slight bumps. I havent noticed it in a while though but I havent driven with my windows down either.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    same here, happened after installing 5100s
     
  6. Mar 21, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    That squeak is coming from both front 5100's. It is very annoying with my windows down. it is every time the front shakes. any ideas how to solve it?
     
  7. Mar 21, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    reading up that its the swaybar touching the coil springs.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    Sway bar shouldnt touch the coils with the 5100's.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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    i just took at look at mine and the swaybar is really close to the coil spring on both sides, to where i could imagine theyd touch eachother over a bump or something when the suspension travels.
     
  10. Mar 21, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    Check the coil spring for marks from it touching. If its touching, it will eat away at the paint on the coil.
     
  11. Mar 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    If thats it then how do I fix it?
     
  12. Mar 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    Sway bar relocation bracket/spacer.
     
  13. Mar 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Great more money. I am going to see if they are touching. Which is the sway bar... (I feel like such a NOOB)
     
  14. Mar 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    Thanks I will go check right now.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    It is actually coming from the passenger side. mainly.
     
  18. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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  19. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Yeah whatever its called. I just took the pic so everyone would know what I was talking about.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    Is it comming from where it mounts to the frame, or the spindle?
     
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