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Truck sounds old and other stuff from the suspension

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by winslow, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    winslow

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    First off I have an 07 DC Short Bed 4x4 w/ TRD Off Road and tow package. I have had the rear tsb done and it stop the squeaking and sagging for about 6 months. Well now it is back and it sounds and looks worse than before. The squeak now comes from the front also. My wife drives to work on dirt roads during the week. So it drives the most on dirt roads. Is there something that I can do to make it stop sounding like a truck that is 20 years old? I don't really know much about truck stuff as this is my first one so any info would be helpful. Thanks.

    chriss
     
  2. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    If you have a pressure washer, clean really well between the leafs. After it dries, try lithium grease, the spray kind. I used to use that on my Explorer (they're well known for creaking) and it worked pretty well. Some folks just spray a crapload of WD40. That will be good for a temp fix; others will be along shortly with other (better?) ideas.

    What do you mean it "looks worse than before"? Has it sagged that much?
     
  3. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    winslow

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    yeah it sags about an inch or inch and a half when I get in the bed. If I bounce on the rear it probably goes down about 2 1/2 to 3 inches. I only weigh 180 lbs. so this seem excessive to me but I am not sure. I'll try the grease and see if that works.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    hmm....sounds weird on the springs sagging that much, but depending on hom much you usually load the bed, its possible. for a fix for the saging....maybe get an aal for that spring pack....toytec sells them. as for the squeak...as wilson said, pressure wash the springs really good since you are driving on dirt roads....alot of dust will get in there and cause the squeak. after pressure washing.....spray some dry moly lube in between each leaf in the corners and the open areas.........it will repel dust and help keep the squeak gone.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Like the others said, all that squeeking is caused by dust/dirt in your suspension components. My 2009 does it too, in fact, once it starts squeeking that tells me it's time to clean my truck. Spray wash underneath real well, then use WD, Armorall, or something better to completely spray down all your suspension (front & back)... plus you should spray it in your wheelwells etc. just to make it look new again, and to aide in getting dirt off the next time you wash.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    My truck does the same thing and never see's any dirt...........its all pavement here..........I don't really know what changed w/Toyota when they made the 2nd gen.............my last truck was a 2000 TRD prerunner and I never had any noise from the suspension on that truck...same driving conditions as well....................
     
  7. Jun 21, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    winslow

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    cool. thanks for all the advice.
     
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