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Damn Squeaky Springs!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by UseYourBlinker, Oct 29, 2000.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I have a Procomp lift (That SUCKS) right now, and the springs in the front make a loud squeak when I hit a speedbump or a bump in the road. How can I get rid of this sound?
     
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    I have the same problem. I've thought about putting a water proof grease between the leafs. Don't know if that will work or not. Any other ideas?

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  3. UseYourBlinker

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    The only thing that gets rid of the squeak is when I wash the springs with water!
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Do your springs have the poly bushings? Mine does the same thing and I have the poly bushings in my front springs.
    I wonder if it could be dis-assembled and greased? I was going to take mine apart and sand the springs smooth, paint them and see if I can find some teflon strips to put between the leafs. I would also grease the bushings if I could, maybe even just the bolt that goes through it.
    Mine also quiets down when the springs get wet, thats why I thought it might be the bushings.

    Rene

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  5. 90K5

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    ORD sells greasable bolts for poly bushings so you don't have to disassemble to grease them. I put some marine grease between my old leafs, and it made the ride a little better for a few days and it might ahve squeaked a little less, but I don't remember.

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  6. fr8train

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    If you get some graphite impregnated grease or teflon spray greaser you disassemble you spring bushings and recoat the bushings. I would do with greaseable spring bolts for later useage.
     

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