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Squeaky Leaf springs while in SoCal?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by medic, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. medic

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    I recent returned from SoCal, and while I was there, my leaf springs squeked and creaked like crazy. Anyone ever have this problem or know how to fix. Now that I am back in Arizona, all is fine. :notsure:
     
  2. usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    mine just started squeaking too about a week ago. i haven't done any offroading or anything out of the ordinary to possibly do any damage. I don't know whats causing it.
     
  3. DanGer

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    mine squeak whenever I hit a dirty puddle (or turn my truck into a submarine). Try to pressure wash the hell outta them
     
  4. usctacoma

    usctacoma Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    I'll definitely try that because its quite annoying.
     
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    x2 pressure wash the crap out of them.
     
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    i had mine submerged in mud and they've squeaked ever since. tried pressurewashing them, and it helped a little, but they still squeak...so i'll be dissassembling mine to clean them when i get the time.
     
  7. DanGer

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    Whatever you do, keep WD 40 away!
     
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    why not wd-40.
     
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    Mine only squeaked while down in SoCal. Back in Arizona now and all is well. What gives? Why?
     
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    cali dirt and az dirt don't get along.:notsure:
     
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    It actually attracts dirt in the long run and gets all that gunk stuck in there.

    I have no idea why in AZ it stopped
     
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    ya have noticed that, wd-40 doesn't do anything to keep the leaft quiet anyway, maybe it has something to do with the heat, cali has been cool the last few weeks and i am sure az has been 1000'f like it always is, maybe the bushings soft and give more in the high heat and get harder and create friction in cooler temps.:notsure:
     
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    Best answer I have heard yet..... albeit the only one.
     
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    Although it has been cooler in Arizona than the past years at the same time.
     
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    Silicone lubricant spray. Spray the bushings and pads between the leafs. Use a screwdriver to wedge between the leafs so you can spray the pads between the leafs.
     
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    pressure wash and spray in between with a good moly lube... triflow works real good... i'ts basically liquid teflon
     
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    Could it also maybe be the shocks mine just started to do this as well and I barely push on the truck even just a little bit and squeeks everytime. Or just the bushings for the shocks or leafs.
     
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    it won't be the shocks, it is either the bushings or the pads on the leafs. Go to a do it yourself car wash clean the crap out of them, then go home and lube the pads really good and hope that works.
     
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    Here is the solution:
    I had the same issue with my 09. it drove me crazy! the anti friction pads wear out between the leaf springs. i took it to the dealer and They re greased the leafs at no cost, and now no problems at all ! Its not a tsb, but something similar. The service guys were the ones that told me about it.
     
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    I would go to the dealer but tossed the stock leafs away a long time ago, running deavers now, pressure wash and lube the pads works best.
     
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