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I would like to know how many 05/06 tacoma owner's are having problem's with their rear spring's making noise like they are worn out (creaking) I own a 05 double cab trd sport 4x4 with 42,000 kms on it and all mostly highway miles. I have already had my truck into the dealer about 6 month's ago to put the new silencer kit in and after that had the left rear spring pack replaced. It still makes noise. My service advisor has told me that toyota is trying to develope a new fix for this problem. Every time It start's to creak now I call them and they say they are still waitnig to hear from toyota, but in the mean time they tell me to bring by the shop so they can put some gear dope between the leaf spring's to quiten them up. This seem's kinda hokey to me and I don't know how much longer i can wait to see if there is going to be a fix for this. can anyone shead some light on this situation for me.....thanx!!

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same problem same response from the dealer. it comes and goes i usually wash the bushings off and spray them with white lithium grease it usually lasts about a month seeing dirt a few of those days. hopefully the deavers dont have the same problem.
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get some white lithium grease take weight off the springs (jack the truck up by the frame) and spray thoes puppies at the end of every leaf. worked for me for 6 months and i just redid it, took about 5 min.

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get some white lithium grease take weight off the springs (jack the truck up by the frame) and spray thoes puppies at the end of every leaf. worked for me for 6 months and i just redid it, took about 5 min.

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sisyphus, I dont understand your last post......rephrase please!

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He's saying all the retarded noob questions that get asked every day are cluttering up his searches.

BTW, if you think your springs are noisy, try wheeling my truck.
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Same problem here took it in, they put silencer pads on, and it lasted about a month and now it is back again.

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My truck sounds like an old squeaky bed. I like it.
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My 05 does the same thing, but I just ignore it. If it really bothers you there is a thread out there about a simple fix, just can't find it right now. Basically you lift the truck from the frame so that the rear leaf springs will droop and begin to separate. Then cut strips from a heavy duty bicycle tire, the kind that is supposed to resist puncture, and affix the strips between the springs using a generous amount of silicone or other adhesive (of course, you will want to clean the springs first). Lower the truck and wheel it. This fix is assuming the noise is coming from dirt between the springs, which seems to be the primary problem. I have not tried this so I cannot comment on it's effectiveness or longevity. At any rate, it may be worth a try and wouldn't take much time or cost much money; you also wouldn't have to deal with the dealership. Hope this helps.

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I don't think I have this problem of squeeky springs (one advantage to having lost a bunch of hearing ability) but I have an idea that might work. I've used this material for a lot of things when I was building airplanes and have used it anywhere the is a rubbing problem. It's UHMW tape. It is very wear resistant UHMW tape with an adhesive backing. If you could clean the springs and attach this tape to all mating surfaces so it's rubbing on itself. I put this stuff on my "Nordic Trac" skis after the factory "nubs" wore off years ago. The material still hasn't rubbed through. Of course, my Nordic Trac doesn't operate in the dirt.

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Another possible idea (cheaper and easier) is to spray "Boeshield" T9
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I don't think I have this problem of squeeky springs (one advantage to having lost a bunch of hearing ability) but I have an idea that might work. I've used this material for a lot of things when I was building airplanes and have used it anywhere the is a rubbing problem. It's UHMW tape. It is very wear resistant UHMW tape with an adhesive backing. If you could clean the springs and attach this tape to all mating surfaces so it's rubbing on itself. I put this stuff on my "Nordic Trac" skis after the factory "nubs" wore off years ago. The material still hasn't rubbed through. Of course, my Nordic Trac doesn't operate in the dirt.

http://makeashorterlink.com/?K3F0158CD

Another possible idea (cheaper and easier) is to spray "Boeshield" T9
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That sound's like a really good idea to try, but I sure as hell didn't pay $40,000 cdn. for a truck that I have to do that too. I bought this truck for it's quality and reliabiltiy. Toyota should step up to the plate fast and deal with this issue fast!!!!! There are enough people by the sound's of it that are having the same problem, I just hope all the people that do are taking them back and letting toyota know that it is happening. The more complaints they get, the faster i would think they would act.

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I've been spraying WD40 into the leaf ends, pivot points, and bushing areas. Hard to access and only helps for a month or two or until you drive through high water.


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Glad I found this thread...thought i was going friggin' nuts about sounds coming from the back of the truck. Just called the dealer, they are gonna install the silencer kit next week, but it sounds like that is a waste of time....Am gonna shoot for the Deaver kit like 05TACODOC suggests after the first of the year...

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get some white lithium grease take weight off the springs (jack the truck up by the frame) and spray thoes puppies at the end of every leaf. worked for me for 6 months and i just redid it, took about 5 min.

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unload and jack er up is the KEY

quickest cheapest best fix overall... powdered graphite works well too...
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