Squeaky leaf spring .

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by mrtaco, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. mrtaco

    mrtaco Member

    Does anyone have a fix for this its driving me nuts
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    You can try power washing them out then spraying dry lube like Triflow.
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Ive seen lots of threads on this most say to clean them really really good. When debri gets inbetween them it squeaks.
     
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  5. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    power wash.........
    then lift by the frame allowing full droop.
    work the leafpack to get between the leaves with marine grease.
    Did this yrs ago, still silent.

    used a prybar to open things up, and a long thin blade to apply grease.
     
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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I’ve had trucks in the past do it. Never did this. It’s great info and a simple solution.
     
  7. Tacomaholic

    Tacomaholic Well-Known Member

    Fluid Film!

     
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  8. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member


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    This process, the only issue I have with grease is it attracts dirt & the dirt will eventually work it's way thru the grease & the squeak returns , if you don't see dirt much it will last awhile ...
     
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  9. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Wasnt sure what to do....
    Think silicone spray would hold up?
    I just liked the tack of marine grease and it was handy.
     
  10. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Yeah silicone spray (dry) or other "dry" lubricants work pretty well, ideally get some sheet rubber 1/32" thick & a little contact cement , cut some small squares just under the width of spring & when you pry the leafs apart carefully place the "anti squeak" pads you cut towards the end of spring ,put a little glue on one side of pad, slide into place ,release the pressure , lower truck till full weight is on road again, drive,,, no squeaks for a few years even,

    BUT BE VERY CAREFULL when prying & securing the spring when you set pad, theres a lot of tension & you don't want any fingers in the way if it lets go..
     
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  11. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I remember that now..... i wanna say i heard about that long ago about dakars.
     
  12. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Yeah , OZ-T did a write up on the squeaky Dakars....
     
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