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Hey guys, my leaf springs are squeaking really bad due to sand. I've power washed the sand off the bottom of my truck and I power washed the leaf springs for about 20 mins straight. I know there is no more sand left but it still squeaks! How can I fix this problem?! Thanks guys!
 
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How many are there? Thank you. I've tried putting WD-40 but it only worked for a couple months.
 
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Thanks a lot! Hope that takes care of the problem.
 
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No prob bro. Let us know if it works or not. I'm sure others here can chime in with other things to try if that doesn't work.

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It can't hurt to try. I'm thinking it should work because I've washed all the sand off and I have lubricated the leaf springs but it only seems to work for a couple months. I've never tried to tighten any bushings though so ill give it a try.
 
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Brush some motor oil between the leaves. New or used oil doesn't matter. If you have time you can raise the frame and let the leaf springs droop, then apply some oil. Wipe excess.
 

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I have had the same on going problem for the last year almost. White lithium spray grease works good for a month or two but then starts again. Plus there's white residue everywhere that looks like shit. Can we plasti dip our leaf springs?
 
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Brush some motor oil between the leaves. New or used oil doesn't matter. If you have time you can raise the frame and let the leaf springs droop, then apply some oil. Wipe excess.
+1 on letting the leafs droop. If you have a pressure washer it will help get the sand out between each leaf. blow the water out with a compressor and shoot some lithium.
 

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If you can get some EP moly fortified grease between the leafs thats an option in place of the white lithium.
 
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So will the leaf springs automatically droop/hang when I put my truck on a jack or do I have to loosen up some bolts for them to droop?
 
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Either jack the truck up from the tow hitch until the tires come off the ground. Or support the frame below the rear doors where the frame is still flat and allow the rear axle to hang down completely. No need to loosen anything the leafs will not be under load and will separate slightly, not much but enough to shoot the sand out and apply the grease. Once the sand or anything else gets in between the leafs its like pouring sand into a bearing. its gonna bind :)
 

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Okay thanks man. And would a 3000lb jack be able to lift our trucks if its only the back end?
 
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I don't exactly know which bushing I'm suppose to be tightening. There is a few down there.
 
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So I jacked my truck up and the leaf springs don't droop...
 
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I jacked from the frame on both sides. The bottom spring hangs pretty good but the ones in between are compressed together.
 
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I put oil on the leaf springs while I had it jacked and it seemed to do the trick for now but should I leave the oil to sit there and dry or should I power wash that stuff off?
 
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