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Squeaky Leaf Springs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by coolreed, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    coolreed

    coolreed [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My 06 Pre-Runner has 'squeaky' leaf springs. Anyone have a good fix? I do not intend on taking my leaf springs apart.
     
  2. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    nad

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    naw but seriously you just need to lube up the bushings
     
  3. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    I just installed a 3 leaf aal to mine and they were a bit noisey. I got under the truck and hosed down the leafs really good, then I used some silicon lubrication spray on both ends of the leafs were they are mounted and anywhere between the leafs I could get the spray in. I also re-torqued the u bolts nuts and it seems to be fine now.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    How did I figure out how to do this??? I searched the forums!!!!:smack:
     
  5. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    Clean it up and re-torquing them should take care of the problem.

    BTW, welcome to TW.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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    jonny

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    wd40 the fuk out of them
    seriously...:D
     
  7. Sep 9, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    I will do as you say. I think I might use a longer lasting Lubricant than WD-40 however. I will clean, lube and re-torque.

    Thank You for your response(s).:)
     
  8. Sep 9, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    drew02a

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    Yeah Wd-40 doesn't last long and will also break down the rubber in the bushings. Use a lithium grease. I had the same problem; Lubed them all up with Lithium grease which fixed it for awhile. It kept coming back though until I had some TSB done for it.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    Did you know that Toyota makes a silencer pad? Check this TSB out: T-SB-0274-09
     
  10. Sep 9, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    power wash then take some white lithium grease from auto zone/advance auto and spray em. ive found that this lasts longer than wd40
     
  11. Sep 9, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    I think that's the TSB that was done originally, before I had the 4 leaf Suspension TSB done.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    When I had my Tahoe I had some noisy leaf springs so after spraying lubricant on the springs many times which is a short term fix I went in to a leaf spring shop and had new shims put in. Cost me $40 and the problem was solved. The noise is most likely coming from the rubbing of the leafs.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    That sounds like a good long lasting fix and $40 is a bargain. Very good advice. My compliments.
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    The only thing that worked for me was jacking the frame up so the leafs didnt have tension on them used the palm of my hand to hammer a screwdriver inbetween the leafs by the pad and greased the hell out of them. the squeak wouldnt stop any other way for me
     
  15. Oct 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    Well the squeak came back after a day on the white grease so i just cut up a bike inner tube and place a piece on all the pads the suspesions sounds way quite for now ill see how long this last.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    I recently took my truck in to be serviced and informed them of the annoying squeak they told me that Toyota had made a silencer kit for it but it could only be added for free if your truck was still under warrenty. GRR. so now I am looking to get the kit and maybe do it myself. You may check around and see what you find but Toyota is aware that this is a problem but I really don't think the warrenty should have anything to do with it. Make the thing right the first time. :D
     
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