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Squeaky Leaf Spring

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by glhsracer, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Apr 2, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    My 2009 Reg Cab had a squeak from the driver side rear leaf spring at about 10000 miles. The dealer said the springs needed some sort of lubricant between the leaves. That seemed to correct the problem until now. At about 30000 miles the problem has returned. When I take it in I am afraid they will repeat the same "fix" only to have it return later.

    I live on a dirt road in rural Michigan so it probably sees more mud and dirt than a city truck, don't know if this a contributing factor or not.

    Any help before the warranty runs out would be appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    its the dirt and mud getting between ur leafs thats making it squeek
    u can take the leaves off the truck and dissassemble them and clean and gease them up good and that should fix it
    but dont take my word on that
    mine squeek too and thats what i think will work but i havent got around to trying it yet
     
  3. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Thanks, if its just a matter of cleaning it up real good I can do that. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't a part going bad, which would really surprise me.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    u can prolly take it to a car wash and pressure wash ur springs for a temp fix
     
  5. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    I think I'll have the dealer clean/lubricate it one more time, after that I can keep it clean. I have a power washer at home.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    There is a squeak/slap TSB for rear suspension...Might be worth taking a look at to see if it applies to your rig.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    i woulda suggested that but i didnt kno if it applied for thr 09's
     
  8. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    Profile said 08...and you gotta start somewhere...::shrug::
     
  9. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    You are correct. I am home with the flu today, brain not working so well. Where can I find the TSB?
     
  10. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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  12. Apr 2, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    No prob...good luck!!!
     
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