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Squeaking in the rear

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by maconhurler, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    maconhurler

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    Need a little help here. I've got a squeaking in the rear of the truck when I back up on unlevel ground. Feels like the truck is rocking side-to-side a little bit. Would this be a frame thing, a suspension, or leaf spring thing? Any ideas would be helpful, the sound is loud enough where people turn their heads to look and is insanely annoying. My truck deserves better.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    gupster88

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    is the noise only when you back up on unleveled ground or just when the truck moves in general. you could have some squeaky leafs
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I would say if your truck is rocking back and forth that bad you have bad shocks. They could also be the cause of the squeak.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:18 AM
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    Leafs. Clean them out good and lube them up.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    How long does your truck continue to rock when you jump off of the rear bumper?
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    Yep its probably the leafs almost positive i had the same problem with my 03 prerunner. Clean them the best you can then use a spray on lube. It may take a couple times but itll go away. Have your buddy push up and down on the rear bumper and pin point where the sound it coming from.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    I had that on my tsb leafs when they were only 4 months old. Fixed it with WD-40, no problems since.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    Any recommendations on best way to clean them....wire brush? or just a good scrub with soap and water? Is there a specific lube spray I need to look into?
    Thanks for the help guys, this problem will hopefully be remedied this weekend.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    Just use a pressure washer to clean them out good and wd-40 if it still squeeks.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    The rocking does not seem excessive. And yes, it is only when backing on unlevel ground. Level ground, driving forward, etc I hear no noise.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    I had a friend pushing down on the bumper while I listened to isolate the sound. Hope that helps
     
  12. Nov 18, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    Has anyone tried Fluid Film on them? I've never tried it, but it is very widely used in the Lawn/Landscaping industry. I think it acts similar to having a Teflon coating on whatever you put it on.
     
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