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Toytec add-a-leaf shifting apart ??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Razorecko, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Oct 28, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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    Razorecko

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    So the last couple days i've been getting a squeek noise coming off from a take-off on my rear pass side. I have the toytec ultimate lift kit w/ the non tsb aal. My question is that when i got under the car it looks like the leafs on that pass side look like they are shifting apart. I'm guessing this is causing the noise but why are my leafs shifting apart and how urgent is this/what can i do to fix it permenantly....

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  2. Oct 28, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Straigten it out, and check the torque on your U bolts.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    I kinda figured but should i use some threadlock on the bolts ? I'd hate to have this be a repetitive thing.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    chris4x4

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    If the U bolts are torqued to the correct amount, it shouldnt happen. I wouldnt use thread locker on them..
     
  5. Oct 28, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    Thanks, this only happened recently when the truck was undercoated but i doubt it had anything to do with it
     
  6. Oct 28, 2009 at 8:38 AM
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    hit with a hammer and straighten it out!
     
  7. Oct 28, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    PM neubs maybe he can help you out.
     
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    I gotta check my torque to see if they backed out I know they were set right cuz I watched david set them but mine look they same on both sides. I just thought thats the way they were. I also have the sqeaks.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    Thats def causing it. My guess is the leaf is rubbing on the ubolt during compression.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    mine did the same thing. turned out the U-bolts weren't tight enough. once i got that straight its been fine for a while now
     
  13. Oct 28, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    I think its around 70 for the torque setting if Im wrong (and I allways am) someone help me out its my parents fault im retarded not mine.
     
  14. Oct 29, 2009 at 2:07 AM
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    I believe the correct torque for the U-Bolts is 75 ft./lb.

    After installing a lift, it is a good idea to recheck the torque on all of the suspension fasteners after 100 miles or so.
     
  15. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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    correct.
     
  16. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:09 AM
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    we set yours to 75 to 83 :D
     
  17. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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    Perfect! :) If they werent check again after 50 or so miles, they could have loosened (if the bolts stretched), causing this to happen.
     
  18. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    and why the hell are you up at 4:30 am :D
     
  19. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    Gotta take the MIL to the hospital for her (hopfully) Last surgery.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    Is some shifting considered normal?
     
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