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Squeaky LR UCAs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SteveoATC, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Sep 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    SteveoATC

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    I had a pair of LR UCAs installed with my lift about 3 weeks ago an ever since they were installed they have squeaked BAD. Like every time I go over any size bump bad. And it's like an old rusty door squeak, loud and obnoxious.

    I bought the LR ones because I head read how they are supposed to be maintenance free and not squeak. It appears they are the exact opposite! Anyone else have this problem or any way to fix the severe squeaking?
     
  2. Sep 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    Are you sure it's the UCA's ?

    Are they the new bushing type

    Have you checked to see if something is rubbing ?
     
  3. Sep 17, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    :popcorn:

    im seriously about to swipe my card and I read this.:mad:
     
  4. Sep 17, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    If you have the newer Spec Ride bushings I would strongly suspect that they weren't greased properly or at all prior to installation. A grease packet should have been included with your UCAs, to be applied liberally inside the bushings before slipping in the sleeve, as well as on the sides contacting the included washers. Without the grease you'll definitely have squeaking.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    I greased the every-living piss out of bushings before I installed my LR UCA's and about a month later they began squeaking horribly. Used every last but of grease that was supplied with em. It is really loud and annoying but what can I do...get used to it I guess. Mine hasn't been through any mud or Anything either, guess the dust particles migrated their way in.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    mine dont squeak
     
  7. Oct 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    Mine don't squeak at all , maybe you have another issue
     
  8. Oct 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    ^^^
    this
     
  9. Oct 9, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    Check the lower shock mount. I thought for months my uca's were the issue, no matter how much cleaning and greasing I did nothing would help. come to find out it was the lower strut mount. Loosen the bolt, take it out, grease inside the strut mount, re-assemble.
     
  10. Oct 9, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    All you that don't have squeaking...do you have the new SpecRide bushings? It's hard for me to believe its anything but the bushings since that's the only thing that changed on the front end prior to the noise. Also, the squeak is consistent with the compression of the truck thus the movement of the UCA's. I may try the shock bolt but kinda not convinced. Will update once I find the culprit, if I work up the interest in finding it
     
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    another thing you might wanna check is the sway bar if you still have it installed
     
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    Chucked it long ago
     
  13. Oct 9, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    I have the old style bushings , no squeak
     
  14. Oct 9, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    New style no squeak.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    I'm leasing so I need to keep this a secret.
    Did you find the squeak? I have a feeling its my LR UCAs.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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    Hopefully I don't have any squeaks in mine. Just shipped out yesterday.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    This guy right here is the winner. Took it to my local truck shop, had them look it over, and apparently the sway bar was rubbing really bad. He fab'd something up for me to push it out just an inch or so, and now it's all good. Not sure if anyone else has had this problem. The shop owner thought it was weird that there was no sway bar relocate included with the lift.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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    OME claims you don't need it. Wheelers tried to talk me out of getting one. I ordered one anyway just to be safe. Glad it wasn't the UCAs, you had me a bit nervous.
     
  19. Jun 14, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    I'm leasing so I need to keep this a secret.
    Turns out the dealership did not grease the main bolt. Now they sprayed it full of spray lube as a quick fix even when I told them to make sure to use the correct provided grease. Ah well... Looks like I got two problems as the uppers squeak and the sway bar rubs. I started a new thread to find out how to fix it. Radflo said you don't need a relocation kit with a 2" and provides them with a 2.5" set. Here is the new thread.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=282279
     
  20. Jun 14, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    What main bolt ?

    The UCA bolt ?
     
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