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squeaky springs

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kasey200, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    kasey200

    kasey200 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The rear leafs or bushings of my truck squeak REALLY bad. does anybody else have this issue. It makes my 07 sound like a 87. It drives me crazy. Any suggestions???:confused::confused: I was thinking about soaking them with a liquid wrench or some type of penetrating oil.
     
  2. Jun 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM
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    Batman7593

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    I'm experiencing the same issue, but can't figure out if it's the shock bushings or crap in the the leaves.

    I've had similiar issues on other trucks (especially GM :mad:) and soaking them with lube will only last a few days.

    From what I'm hearing from other owners, it may need to be a TSB. I'm thinking of just taking it in to the dealer.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    famousfernando

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    theres a little bolt that the leaf springs rub on i just sprayed some WD40 on it and it was fine hope this helps
     
  4. Jun 3, 2008 at 1:11 PM
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    GunMetalSteak

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    i also have this issue on my 07 DC. but its not loud and its not every time. I haven't really investigated, but it is annoying when it happens.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    When I have a squeek, I have three steps to attack it. Assuming all is installed propperly.
    1. WD-40-works good but wears off
    2. PB Blaster-Best lube on Earth! Works on almost ALL squeeks, and kills ants!
    3. When all else fails and the dam squeek is stil there, I hit it with some break fluid. DO NOT GET ON PAINT. Anytime I have used this, the sqeek has never returned. :cool:
     
  6. Jun 4, 2008 at 2:46 PM
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    Batman7593

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    Just got back from the Toyota dealer. They did a search and found (2) TSBs for issues I'm experiencing with my truck. Here's the data:

    TSB-SU012-07 - Rear suspension squeak
    TSB-NV006-07 - Windshield noise at highway speeds (VIN specific)

    Check with your dealer and have them fix it!!:):):)
     
  7. Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    kasey200

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    awesome, good work and thank you!
     
  8. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    6taco

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    My rear leaf springs squeak after the TSB has been completed. I tried spraying the bushings with white grease and it still squeaks. It is very annoying.:mad:
     
  9. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Another member had this happen and it turned out that the idiots at the shop installed a bolt incorrectly. Check for rubbing near your spring hangers. :)
     
  10. Jun 4, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    6taco

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    Yeah I just fixed it they installed the bolts way too tight. I loosed the bolts and sprayed some white grease and now it is fixed. Thanks for the reply.:D

    Now my $30,000 truck doesn't sound like a rusted out crap box.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2008 at 1:33 AM
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    newbie

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    I have the same problem on my '05 2wd when I go over speed bumps. Had the mechanics check it out, and he said everything was fine. I'll try some wd-40.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2008 at 3:32 AM
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    ccrnr77

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    My rear leafs squeaked something terrible immediatley following the harsh ride TSB install. Upon further investigation, I found that the dealer installed one of the mounting bolts backwards. The bolt was rubbing against the frame causing the squeak. I took it back to the dealer, they apologized and fixed the problem. Not that this is the case for any of you having a squeak issue, but if you just had the TSB done, I would take a look at the bolts. :)
     
  13. Jun 5, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    6taco

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    Yeah on my truck it wasnt just one side it was both sides. It sounded like someone was having sex in the bed of my truck.:bananadance:
     
  14. Jun 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    kasey200

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    i got my hands on the tsb mentioned above and according to that, the problem is the silencer pads between the springs are dry and need to be lubed
     
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