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What leaf bushings?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by badguybuster, May 30, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    badguybuster

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    My truck started that damn creaking again, so I am going to try replace the bushings on the leaf pack (front and rear). Can anyone recommend better bushings? Where to get them? Thanks
     
  2. May 30, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    i hear you, mine are so loud and i have the good bushing's that deaver gives you. hopefully some body knows.
     
  3. May 30, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    I took the whole damn leaf pack apart and lubed the shit out of it. I got ripped off on the TSB. I didn't know about this forum until my time had expired. I took it in several times for this but the dealer didn't give me the heads up, so I waited to long to get it done. I don't know what else to do, other than replacing the whole leaf pack, which would suck since it works well, just noisy. Plus, $$$$.
     
  4. May 30, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    have you tried spraying the leafs with wd-40 or silicon lube, or have you tried power washing the leafs, i have to do the washing to them after off roading every time, i bet mine are louder than yours, mine creek when you open the tailgate.:cool:
     
  5. May 30, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    Dude, I have sprayed it with a power washer, I even drove up a deep creek trying to flush it out. It works for a day or two and then starts up again. I took the entire leaf pack apart and used white lithium grease on it (as advised on here). It helped a little but I still get noise from around the bushings on both sides. Just getting in and out of the truck it does it. :mad:
    Really pisses me off too.
     
  6. May 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    i hear ya, same shit here. don't know what to do but turn up the radio. :notsure:
     
  7. May 30, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    look into some energy suspension polyurethane bushings. mine are nice and quiet.
     
  8. May 31, 2009 at 4:03 AM
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    Greasable shackle bolts and polyurethane bushings (if they're available for tacomas).
     
  9. May 31, 2009 at 4:39 AM
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    I sent an e-mail to energy suspensions. I have looked around and a lot of suppliers don't carry them for anything over a 2004. Checking other brands too, same result.
     
  10. May 31, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    There is one spot that always squeaks (after driving in deep water or mud). I finally pin pointed it one day and once I sprayed some silicone lube on it I was in heaven.

    Between the top leaf and the second one down there is a pad (the pad in front of the axle not behind). This is exact origin of my squeaks. I wedged a large screw driver between the 2 leafs (enough to seperate the top leaf an 1/8 inch above this pad) and I sprayed the lube on the pad. It has been quiet ever since.

    In other words, I think after replacing the bushings you will still have the sweak (if you dont lube the pads between the leafs).
     
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