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Squeaky Suspention

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tyler_G13, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Mar 28, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    Tyler_G13

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    Does Anybody else seem to have really squeaky suspenision, i think mine is coming from the rear? Or Does anybody know why that would be happening?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    Happens on occasion. Rinse thoroughly with high pressure water, let dry, and then apply some graphite or teflon lubricant if needed (you can get spray stuff from Lowes...DuPont makes a good one...)

    Avoid WD-40 or other oil based lubes...they *attract* and *collect* dirt/gunk.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    ^^ what he said. If that doesnt work you will have to separate the leaf springs and lub the friction pads with some GP grease.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    WD-40 worked for me... I just sprayed the leaves and the noise went away. That was about a year ago and it hasnt come back.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    It's most likely your leaf springs making most of the noise. It's from all the sand and dirt stuck in the existing grease. I've greased mine before but didn't bother cleaning them too so the squeaking came back quickly.

    Does WD-40 really work? That seems so much easier than tearing the leafs apart.
     
  7. Mar 28, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    WD-40 will work...but it will also trap dirt inbetween the leaves and in the centering pin.
    Not a huge deal-but I can contribute to the issue. If you drive in dusty or muddy conditions- It can make a mess. WD-40 is also a water displacer...SO cleaning the old gunk out can be a bit harder.

    If it works for you- Great. Go for it. I wouldn't recommend it tho. Specially not if you have rubber bushings that are squeaking.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    There is a Technical Service Bulletin on 05 tacomas (maybe other years) for the leaf springs being overly squaky. They claim its caused by those rubber bushings. And the only way to truely "fix" it is by taking the leafs completely apart and cleaning/greasing them. And that only lasts until it starts squeaking again.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Worked perfectly for me... it was almost too easy. My problem seems to be from either dirt or surface rust issue. I sprayed WD40 on the parts seems dirtiest/rustiest... basically points where your leafs first make contact. I used the straw spray nozzle to blow all the dirt/rust away. Then I jumped on the bed a few times to work it in to the gaps.

    I think it worked on mine due to WD-40s rust removing ability. Like I said, the noise hasn't come back in a year.
     
  10. Mar 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    Do you drive off road much?
     
  11. Mar 28, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    i had the same problem it went away in less than a week on its own it mainly form dirt
     
  12. Mar 28, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    well i cleaned them with water, and put LPS 1 on them and the problem is gone
     
  13. Mar 28, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    Jack up the truck(To give your self more room) then use a long screw driver or pry bar to spread the leafs apart. Remove the silencer pads(at the end of each leaf) 4 per a side iirc. clean them off and clean where you removed the pads from. Lube the pads up really well with grease from a stick what would go in a grease gun. I also lube where I put the pads back using popsicle sticks just to be certain I had everything covered. Then put the silencer pads back in the whole and make sure the seat properly. If not then you'll notice a gap between the leafs. Remove the screwdriver or pry bar. Repeat for all 8 and you should be squeak free.
     
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    Don't hit too many trails but I do live in Montana. There are more unpaved dirt roads then there are paved roads.
     
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