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Squeaking Truck After Trailing in Flagstaff Mudd

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by ToughMudder, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    ToughMudder

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    I went off-roading in Flagstaff a week ago and went through lots of mudd, this was my first time off-roading in my brand new TX Pro

    I was shocked to hear my tacoma had started squeaking on the rear drivers side. I asked around and some people said that it was from the mudd in the bushings others mentioned the shocks. I don't know whats causing the squeaking but its driving me nuts! I power washed the mud in the shocks brake pads bushing, pretty much my entire under carriage and it still squeaks. I was suggested to WD40 my bushings/shocks.

    Please TacomaWorld give me suggestions, has anyone else experienced this.:mad:
     
  2. Aug 7, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    If its a groaning noise then its the bushings, Mine went out not to long ago, got them fixed, and they have gone bad again but thats because of my shitty spacer lift

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  3. Aug 7, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    The squeaking is probably from junk that has got between your rear leaf springs. I'm guessing so, since you say your rear, right side. Mine does it every time I leave the pavement. It should go away on its own in a few days.
     
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    I've had my truck in mud over the axles and water up to the door sills and I've never had a squeak. It sounds like there is something either lodged in your leaf pack or possibly some surface rust on some contact surface, in which case WD40 was a good idea.

    Sorry to hear you've got an obnoxious noise in your new truck.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    thanks for the quick responses!

    hmm well I guess the only way to really diagnose the squeaking is to get in there and check out the leaf pack and see if theres something lodged in there, but i couldn't imagine there'd be surface rust already! It's been only one trip through mud thus far and its only a few months old i will have to inspect it.

    and its nots a groaning squeak, its like a spring bed squeak
     
  6. Aug 7, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    My trucks rear end squeaks like dueling bed springs man lol...I'm gonna lose em and get the All Pro 3" Leaf Pack in a month or 2
     
  7. Aug 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    squeaking comes naturally if you play in the dirt.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2011 at 12:14 AM
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    x2 that fine sand out in the desert is a bitch...i've taken my leaf pack apart so many times to clean and grease. That'll only last a few days then they squeak like hell again! I'm sure bushing are dried out by now too, the truck is a 05 with 120k miles on it...its a good reason to upgrade as any I suppose lol
     
  9. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    Just power spray the whole undercarriage and really get in between the leafs. Happens to me all the time, and once they're clean and dry I shoot a little WD-40 between them and it quiets up nicely.
     
  10. Aug 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    thanks seabass ill have to try that. i already power washed the undercarriage and shocks wells but i didnt emphasize on the leafs or spray WD-40 ill have to try that
     
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