Why does my X creak when the chassis flexes?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by roy365, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. roy365

    roy365 New Member

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    Anytime slowly pulling over a bump, etc or backing up it makes a creaking sound. Sometimes even just letting the clutch out. :hmmmm2: Is it bushings, or the leaf springs? Anyone ever tackled this? It's driving me batty. :stupid:
     
  2. *IrunnIt*

    *IrunnIt* Active Member

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    Any idea if the noise is coming from the inside, outside, front, back?
     
  3. roy365

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    Back.....suspension related. I'm leaning towards the leaf springs. Not lowered.....nothing done to the suspension that I know of. I'm the second owner. Just didn't know if there is anything to do to fix it.
     
  4. xrgilly

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    check your ubolts make sure they are tight
     
  5. roy365

    roy365 New Member

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    :top: will do.
     
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    My caltracs are noisy like that.
     
  7. *IrunnIt*

    *IrunnIt* Active Member

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    It might be the swaybar bushings, they start to makd noise after they get woren out. I know mine did.
     
  8. roy365

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    Apparently there is a TSB on this that I just found. I'm out of the 3/36k range, but I will definitely be buying Toyota P/N: 04009–09104 Silencer Kit RR in the near future.

    Here is the TSB.

    http://www.xx3.us/d/tacoma/T-SB-0274-09.pdf
     
  9. nick_gz1

    nick_gz1 Active Member

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    well i got an almost brand new truck put 15k on it and it has that squek also
     
  10. JPAYNE722

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    I hear it on mine sometimes too
     
  11. JiNsEiGaNaI

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    mine does that too! too bad mine is out of the 36,000/3 yrs too! damn
     
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    TSB on Leaf springs, Mine had that also:top:
     
  13. butters607

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    Mine too I have narrowed it to the rear end either sway bar bushings or shock bushings

    Can't be because I have the steel leads from xii performance
     
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    I had the same problem, Stock and Dropped. I sprayed white lithium grease on the leaf spring clamps and it went away. wd40 works too.
     
  15. madtrucker

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    Mine does it too. It's pretty noisy when I go over uneven ground w/ the windows down.
     
  16. roy365

    roy365 New Member

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    Looks like those new pads/shims are supposed to take care of it. Nothing to the install either it seems.
     
  17. Nashman

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    most of the time it the front bumper support since it looses up over time mine does it just have not bother to tighten up the bolts yet
     

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