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Taco creaking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jd the Toyota man, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Jan 31, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    Jd the Toyota man

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    Hi all, I am new to this page. My question is ...I have a 2008 Tacoma that has a creaking problem in the back. I have replaced the rear shocks thinking that might be the problem but it still is there.
    Anybody else have this problem and if so did they figure it out?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 31, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    Not sure if its related but I had something similar starting to develop and discovered it was coming from my leaf springs. Now, when I wash my truck I will always rinse out the leaf springs and when the weather is drier I spray fluid film in between the springs.
    Like magic, no more noise.....
    Give it a try and let us know how you made out..
    Ps: I'm sure you can use any lubricant....I used fluid film because I also spray the undercarriage with it as well.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    More than likely your leafs
     
  4. Jan 31, 2020 at 10:35 AM
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    My leaf packs will make a nice creaking almost popping noise after while, living on the dirt forces me to have to clean and grease the pads on them frequently or they start the noise again.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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    I lift the frame to allow the axle to sag. Then spray the leafs with this. I've never had any noise from them.

    20191201_115949.jpg
     
  6. Jan 31, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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  7. Jan 31, 2020 at 7:49 PM
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    I'm a little embarrassed to admit this but I took the advice of Scotty Kilmer and bought a bottle of AT-205. This claims to have some success at making worn transmissions behave better but I use it for a different purpose. The theory is that it rejuvenates the gaskets and seals to original pliability. I figured it couldn't hurt. It's not a petroleum distillate that softens rubber by deteriorating and ruining it. I would back out of the driveway with the tire at almost full turn. It would creak as I went over the gutter. I put the AT-205 is a spray bottle at full strength and sprayed every bushing and boot I could find. I even sprayed the CV axle boots. This included the UCA, LCA, shock bushings on all corners, leaf spring bushings, and everything else. You have to hit the bushings kind of heavy so it gets down in it. That was maybe 2 years ago and it's as quiet as can be with 153,000 miles. This past month I've developed a little squeak on my drivers side door around the seal. I sprayed some on paper towel and generously rubbed it all around the weather seal. I let it sit for 10 min and then wiped off the excess. Today the squeak is gone. I don't think it's because of any lubrication properties but because the weather seal is a little more pliable. The seal is dry to the touch. I do think this stuff really helps rejuvenate rubber to last longer. The softer rubber bushings don't creak like stiff ones. I rub it around the gas cap seal once in awhile to keep it more like new. I also use it for many other things around the house and yard that had "tired" rubber parts. I think it's pretty useful stuff and have never had it ruin anything. It's a cheap try if your next step is a replacement.

    Edit: I have NEVER used AT-205 in anything internal like the ATF or engine oil. I have no experience using it for what it was originally designed for. I haven't had a need.
     
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  9. Jan 31, 2020 at 9:49 PM
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    Thankyou for answering me. I have sprayed my leaf springs...
    Works for about a week lol like you said
    ..wish I could find a more permanent fix though
     
  10. Jan 31, 2020 at 9:51 PM
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  11. Jan 31, 2020 at 9:52 PM
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    I will try this! I have been using WD40 but dosent last long. Thanks much!
     
  12. Jan 31, 2020 at 9:55 PM
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    I will try this! Thankyou!
     

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