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Squeaking Noise From RF Suspension After 5100 Install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDKenE, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    TRDKenE

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    Wats UP! Installed the billy 5100 front shocks and had them on for a couple weeks now and now I have a noise from the right front shock! I know its the shock/spring area b/c I can shake the truck with my hand on the spring and feel it "making noise" if you will. I was somewhat uncertain on the top shock mounts b/c they were not like anything I am used to dealing with. So before I disassembled the old shocks I marked the position of the springs in relation to the shock mount. Has anybody had this issue. It pretty loud and almost sound like a groaning noise, kinda like the a rubber binding type noise. Its just the weekend and i havent got back to work to look at it real good just wanted to get some ideas from people who have maybe had similar noises.
     
  2. May 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    Fixed. Turn the spring 180* and no more noise..Thanks for the help...:rolleyes:
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    I'm with ya here- I have a loud squeek/creaking noise in the front. I have billy 5100's at 1.75. A whole can of lube and it's still doing it. Very. Very. Annoying. You turned the spring? I'm unsure what ya mean. Like, you turned the metal coil or the the billy?
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    Any update to this?
     
  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    yea I fixed it by moving the rubber isolater that is actually on the coil spring i moved that so it wasnt touching the upper mount. Noise gone.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    im having the same issue adter i installed my coilovers. do you have a pic of what your talking about
     
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