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The Curse of The Squeaky Rear Leafs... Aluminum

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jboudreaux1965, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Dec 12, 2015 at 10:04 PM
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    jboudreaux1965

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    The squeaking has gotten so bad that once a week I apply lithium grease between the leafs. This morning I was loading up some scrap to take to the scrap yard. It hit me... try ALUMINUM! instead of putting grease this time I put pieces of aluminum sheet between the leafs. It has only been about 14 hours, but so far it has worked. Since aluminum is so soft I don't expect it would be any sort of permanent fix, but if it lasts more than a week, I see that as progress, LOL!
     
  2. Dec 12, 2015 at 10:06 PM
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    My whole truck squeaks.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2015 at 10:07 PM
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    Used marine grease yrs ago..... she dont make a sound still
     
  4. Dec 12, 2015 at 10:23 PM
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    Any chance you remember the brand or anything? I am keeping this truck forever, one of us will have to die first before she is sold. But the leaf squeak drives me nuts!
     
  5. Dec 12, 2015 at 10:25 PM
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    ill look in the garage.... I dont throw shit away....... gimme a second to wipe
     
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    I appreciate it so much! This has been driving me crazy for years. I am going to find some ASAP!


    Thanks bro!
     
  8. Dec 12, 2015 at 10:39 PM
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    ur welcome..... I just did some thinking after I installed my icon aal and it started .aking racket.... I thought "well marine grease should deflect rain/puddles and shit so lets try it".... pryed leafs apart with truck FRAME on tall jack stands and used a very very thin boning knife to apply the grease to each leaf.... few yrs later and no issues even after repeated under carriage enabled washes under pressurized water.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2015 at 10:40 PM
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    Maybe someone here can chime in with some more info on this but wouldn't it be a bad idea to have two disimiliar metals in contact with each other?
     
  10. Dec 12, 2015 at 11:14 PM
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    If you mean the aluminum and steel I would say it isn't a big issue as the aluminum isn't going to last long enough to have any effect other than short term.
     
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  11. Dec 13, 2015 at 12:16 AM
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    I'm no expert but, from what I remember the aluminum should corrode at a faster rate.
     
  12. Dec 13, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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    A yearly routine of undercoating with fluid film and you also have no squeaks and no rust.
     
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  13. Dec 13, 2015 at 1:32 PM
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    Torquing my u-bolts past finger tight eliminated about 90% of my squeaks, something to check as well.
     
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    LMAO .....funniest thing I've read in a while
     
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