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Squeaking noise

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by toytaco85, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Oct 16, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    toytaco85

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    ive had a squeak coming from (im assuming) my front shocks. any time i go over a speed bump or a dip in the road its squeaks. ive read a couple times on here that if your shocks are blown they will bounce 3 or 4 times before stabilizing. mine dont do that. is there anything i can do aboutt he squeak, or are mine blown too?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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  3. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    You sure it's from the front?
     
  4. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    im almost positive. when i get out of my drive way, i dont hear the aqueak when the rear tires hit the pavement, but the front tires do it everytime......
     
  5. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    evrey now and then my leaf packs get mud or dirt and they squeak, try hosing the leafs off real good and see if that helps.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    I know my rear leaf springs squeak all the time. But if your sure its in the front could be some worn out bushings.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    i dont have leafs up front...
     
  8. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    i know, the rears. just because your truck squeaks when you fronts hit the pavement doesn't mean the rear of the truck doesn't move.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    well i was under the back of my truck when i washed it last week, and there wasnt anything that i could see going on. the bushings...? little rubber piece at the top of the shock?
     
  10. Oct 16, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    try some lube on the leaf shackle. or spray the whole pack. if its the front I am not sure what it would be. but it sounds like what mine did. if i backed out straight it usually wouldn't squeak, but if i turned the wheel while backing out it made the rear leaf packs squeak.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    Walk around your truck and push down on each corner of the bumpers. That is all you need to do to locate the squeak. If it is in the rear, then you probably hae rust or dirt inbetween the leafs. If it is in the front, then you probably have dirt in the coil assembly or it may need grease.
     
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