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Squeakin leaf springs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bwood_usmc, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    bwood_usmc

    bwood_usmc [OP] Wiskey Tango Foxtrot....

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    A couple of weeks ago i noticed a small squeaking noise coming from the rear of my truck.... at first i thought that it might be my u joint going bad but that turned out not to be the case..... it progressively got worse until last night i took a whole can of WD-40 to my leafs.... it fixed the prob for now but my question is whats caused this. Is WD-40 going to be a permanant fix? anyone else had a problem with this. Thanks for yalls input
     
  2. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    try some grease... Search for this topic because I think someone had this same issue a few weeks ago
     
  3. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    bwood_usmc [OP] Wiskey Tango Foxtrot....

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    I tried white lithium spray greese didnt work to well
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    If you cant get rid of it I think you can just take them off and grease them. Ive never done it but I know whenever you add a leaf your supposed to grease it. So maybe throwing some fresh stuff on there will cure it.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    nope wd-40 will not fix it permantely
    ive tried:(
    you can buy new bushings for ur leavesprings and then grease the hell outta them and that should fix it
    but idk havent triied that yet
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    Ok then try new bushings like someone said above me. That will keep them from moving too much.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    instead of using the spray grease get the grease thats in the tube and smear it on your bushings.... Unless that would be a bad idea.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    if its the bushings themselves.......you will need to take the bolts out/undo the springs and use some antiseize or a good tacky grease on them.................and if its between the leafs, wash really well with a pressure washer and then try and pack some grease into the springs best you can..................and again, use a good tacky grease.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Before takeing anything apart, squirt some brake fluid on the springs. DO NOT GET IT ON ANY PAINTED BODY PARTS. I have been useing it for years, and it has cured any squeeks I have had.
     
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