Need some advice. I would ask Greg, but I know he's a busy SOB with his move right now.
My rear springs squeak like no-ones busniess. I get under there every week and blast them with a pressure washer to clean them and shut them up for a week. But that’s getting old. I cant pinpoint the location of the squeak, but I assume its where the overload spring connects to the leaf. Has anyone had this issue, and swapped out the overload with the PRG Deaver C-10 or C-30 pack? Did this resolve your issue?
I know lots of folks have the squeaky issues back there, has anyone pinpointed the location, and found a permanent fix for it? I’ve searched the threads, have seen "loosen the shackle", "grease between the leafs", replace the shackle" but just can’t find a permanent fix. I don’t want to lube it, as it will attract more dirt and grime, and do more harm then good.
Any permanent fixes? Let me know.
Wit's end? It might help if you didn't start out with half the wits of the average Wal*Mart greeter.....
Seriously, though... I've heard your springs, man... That's got to be the absolute worst case I've ever heard... and not just on this truck... on ANY vehicle.
Have you tried talking to anyone at your dealership? This might be an OEM replacement issue... Mine squeak once in a while and only under certain conditions... Yours are really bad, man. I feel for ya. It would drive me insane too, if my vehicle were so new and this was that bad.
I’m dropping it off at the dealership tomorrow. I’m hoping they don’t go the "Its your lift kit causing it" deal. I know some have received new springs under warranty because they were not coated properly, hopefully I will have the same luck.
While Im there Im going to ***** some more about the brakes. They wont shut up either. Rotors have been turned once, and had them look at the brakes on 2 other occasions. The rotors are glazed big time. Again. Need to get this resolved as well. Squeaks and squeals make not a good sounding truck!
As for the dry stuff, yes that will shut them up for a bit, but Im looking for a permanent fix to the issue. Perfection baby!!
On my F150 I had the same exact problem, cleaned them out every week and had to lube them EVERY week just to quiet them for the a little bit. I ended up buying whole new leaf packs and it fixed it for maybe 3 weeks then it was back. I got so fed up with it after that that I traded it in on my altima. All I can figure is I had bent the frame and it was tweaking the leafs just right to cause them to rub all the time. That truck had seen some air and a bent frame is all I could think of after a whole new pack was put on. Post up what the dealer says!
Took it to the dealership, and it seems everything associated with the springs are borked. The shims, brackets, shackles... everything.
They ordered me a complete new set and new hardware to mount it.
As for the brakes, the rear pads have an unknown issue. Even with 28k miles on them, they are replacing them under warranty as well.
This is the first dealership I can honestly say, I like to do business with.
Got the new spring pack in and installed. Shes finally quite in that department.
Any Georgia or Alabama folks having issues with their dealership, I suggest Rob Doll in Columbus, Ga. They do great work, don't try to hose ya over, and will give you the benefit of the doubt when working with things you have modded.
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