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Old 01-02-2011, 08:44 PM
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well my truck has been very squeaky and rear shock arent very stiff anymore so i will be replacing them either tomorrow or tuesday. if the new rear shocks arent the problem, we are going to unbolt the leaf spring and get oil on them so they get squeak away(if new rear shocks dont fix that) and was just wondering if lifting the truck off the ground, will it take the tention off the leaf springs and be safer/eaesier for us to unbolt them?
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:51 AM
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Default Re: remove bolts out of leaf springs

Is the squeek comming from the front or rear or both? Every vehicle will eventually start once the vehicle has some wear n tear on it, the rubber bushings and things get worn, its just the way it is.

Now ill just stick to the rear for now beens that seems to be what your concentrating on. How many miles is on your truck and do you get alot of salt on your vehicle? (i.e near the ocean or snowy/salty road climate)

If so and if you have higher miles you might need to just redo the mounts with new rubber bushings or just new bushings. Im sure if your shocks are worn badly, that prolly isnt helping either.

Now for doing work the best thing would be to lift the rear up n put it up on jackstands (place the jackstands on the rear part of the frame so the rear end can travel throughout its ranger of motion) make sure everything is safe and good to go with the truck and use your jack to jack the rearend itself up to put some weight on the rear leafs and undo the bolts. Then slowly release the tension on the jack to lower the rear back down and for the leafs to swing down.

anymore help or details just let me know, its late and im trying to respond fast before I head off here.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:02 AM
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i think it will be the shocks cus if i push down and release they just go up and down, not up and stay up(well absorb and hold) so they are old and probbly just making the noise. i has 130xxx on the truck and not really near the ocean, i do get sand on the truck tho, which is kind of the same haha. ill let you know what happens when i put the new shocks on today
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: remove bolts out of leaf springs

Try jacking the rear up Pat. Once the tension is relieved on the leaf packs try some shooting them with lithium grease or plain grease and wipe it down. See if that works.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:34 AM
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ok i have sprayed some PB blaster in there which is stronger stuff than wd40 but that was wih all the weight and just sitting in the drive-way. like i said, wont have to worry about it if the new shocks fix it which im guessing it is
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:37 AM
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Default Re: remove bolts out of leaf springs

Very possible! You should do a how to on rear shocks if there isnt one already!
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:39 AM
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hmm ya that sounds good and i always like to help anyone
yup, no how to, ill see if myke would like me to
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:42 AM
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Cool man
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