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I have noticed just in the past week or so that my leaf pack is making a squeaking sound... I can only hear it at slow speeds, mostly when I open up my door to look behind me to back into a spot.

Just curious... They haven't been doing this, even after adding the AAL it didn't squeak? Any reasons why this would start all of the sudden?

I was wondering if maybe it could be from when I got under there and re-tightened the u-bolts? I didn't torque them so when I was doing my brakes a few weeks ago I went ahead and cranked the u-bolts down to make sure nothing had come loose since installing the AAL. Could over torqueing the u-bolts be the cause?

If not how do I make it stop??? I tried wd-40 but, that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,

Jason
 

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Didi you reuse the stock hardware?
 

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Didi you reuse the stock hardware?
Well, I reused the u-bolts but there was a new bolt supplied to attach the leafs themselves together.

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Mine strted sqeaking after a wheeling trip when I went through some muddy water.
 

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Mine strted sqeaking after a wheeling trip when I went through some muddy water.
Well, that helps out a whole lot!!! LOL!!! :D

Later,

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It's just something tacoma's do. Keeping the dirt off them will keep it down, but really, they just sqeak. You can also try greaseble shackle bolts and bushings. I believe wheelers has them.
 

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Thank you sir... Althought, I would think there would be an easier solution but I will look into it. I'm guessing my wallet will say "live with the squeak"!!!

Thanks again,

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txtaco1 said:
Thank you sir... Althought, I would think there would be an easier solution but I will look into it. I'm guessing my wallet will say "live with the squeak"!!!

Thanks again,

J
Spray WD40 or some other lubricant between the springs. It's dust and dirt that cause it. Lube it all up, and that should be a (very) temporary fix.
 

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About the only permanent way to fix squeeky springs is to place teflon pads between each spring. You also need to rinse between the springs with water after every off-road trip and about once a month. This will usually stop all the spring squeeks.

It's a PITA to separate the spring pack, attach the pads between each spring, and reassemble the pack.

I did it to my wifes Jeep more to keep her quiet than the springs.

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hahaha...man i didn't think it would be that much of a hassle to get rid of the sqeek..so i guess i have to deal with it...until i can't take it anymore...:D
 

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txtaco1 said:
I have noticed just in the past week or so that my leaf pack is making a squeaking sound... I can only hear it at slow speeds, mostly when I open up my door to look behind me to back into a spot.

Just curious... They haven't been doing this, even after adding the AAL it didn't squeak? Any reasons why this would start all of the sudden?

I was wondering if maybe it could be from when I got under there and re-tightened the u-bolts? I didn't torque them so when I was doing my brakes a few weeks ago I went ahead and cranked the u-bolts down to make sure nothing had come loose since installing the AAL. Could over torqueing the u-bolts be the cause?

If not how do I make it stop??? I tried wd-40 but, that didn't work.

Thanks in advance,

Jason
I got a 2000 Taco brand new and promptly took it offroad, and my leafs have been squeaking ever since. ;)
 
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