Squeaky leaf springs

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by GreenQuest Lawn, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 2000 f-250 SD There is a squeaking right where the leaf spring connects to the frame. Is there a grease zirt My oil change place is missing?

    I looked under and around and I dont see one. I can get it to stop for a while by spraying lube, but its only temporary.

    Has anyone else had this problem? Its very annoying.

    Thanks !!!!
     
  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I also have that problem with my 2000. Turn the radio up! I don't really notice it that much. Just spray some white lithium on it.
     
  3. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Guys, after being a service mgr in an auto dealership for over 13 yrs I can tell ya lithium is only a temp solution as you have found out.
    Most of the time the clip around the spring is the culprit. It can be loosend a bit, spread apart. May help if not Ford will after enough complaints install a coated spring set for ya. Nissan, Toyota did. I even think GM did this as well. But if not ask a qualified tech to try and adjust the spring clip for you.
     
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    My Toyota springs have holes in them that I can use a needle point grease gun into. I lube them when I do oil changes.

    I wish my Fords had the same setup. I do not know of any fullsize truck makers that make these as standard equipment.
     
  5. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    My 99 F250 squeeks when I go over a speed bump. It is a little annoying.

    SJR
     
  6. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I thought I would bring this back up in case anyone else has this problem. While my truck was in for a recall I asked about it. There is a rubber bushing they can install.

    The best part is it is covered under the warranty.
     
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Must be for the new trucks. I don't remember one for the older F series.
     
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    The leafs on my Dodge squeaked when new. The dealer would supposedly take care of it and squeak would return. After the first winter season being baptized in road brine, however, the squeaking disappeared.
     

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