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Squeeky Leaf Dueling Pianos

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4OYOTER, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Jul 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    4OYOTER

    4OYOTER [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I can't handle it anymore... The obnoxious sound coming from my rear suspension!! It's coming from both sides and resembles dueling fingernails on a chalk board.

    I have a 2" AAL and the noise didnt start until after my first time playing in the mud. I have tried pressure washing the leafpack, but the sound still persists. I installed the TSB pads and the noise still persists. I even put rubber pads between where the leafs meet the other leafs. (Same idea as the TSB pads, but between all the other leafs as well). The only time it shuts up is when its raining outside.

    I am tempted to spray a whole can of WD-40 over the whole leaf pack. But I fear it will just make it worse by collecting more dust and grime.

    I only have one idea left.. Disassemble the leaf pack, pressure wash everything - then reinstall.

    Any other ideas??
     
  2. Jul 1, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    NRXTM

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    put strips of bike inner tubes between each leaf
     
  3. Jul 1, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It is probably the bushings. I have the same issue with my right leaf, and as far as I can tell that's what it is.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    RyanK1

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    Bilstein 5100's @ 2.5, TSB rear with block spacer, Procomp ES9000's, CBI Moab 2.0 front bumper, swaybar removed, DIY HiLift mount, Rear diff breather mod, ABS Kill Switch, Flowmaster 40 series muffler, Superwinch 8500
    I had the same problem after a recent wheeling trip, pressure washed the crud out and sprayed some white lithium grease in between the leafs, fixed her up quick.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    pmo

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    bushings....use a good lub spray on them..it took mine a day before the squeaking stopped:)
     
  6. Jul 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    4OYOTER

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    Are these the bushings where the two main leafs attach to?
     
  7. Jul 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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    DevL

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    Just like I keep saying and everyone keeps ignoring... 90% of the time its the retaining clamps. Leaves are rubbing the inside. Often you can feel the squeak there and see where the finish is rubbed off while pushing on the truck to cycle the suspension. Just hose it with white lithium grease. Problem solved.
     

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