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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by milspecjimmy, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. milspecjimmy

    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    i have a squeak. and it is anoying. it sounds like it is comming from the passenger side floor. the mount is good there, and i replace both of the shackel bushings with poly oned when i did the lift. is it the bushings? or what else should i check? nothing else on the rig rattles, and nothing that i can move by hand will make any noise.
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    Does it squeak when your truck bounces or continuous? Did you grease the bushing when you installed the lift(you know that stuff they tell you not to eat /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif )
     
  3. milspecjimmy

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    most all the time when moving, and what to use for grease and can i do it with out taking it apart?
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    Nada, have to pull it out /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif (if that's the squeak). Usually you get some grease with the bushing that looks like vasaline. You can do each at a time: with a jack and stands-which shouldn't take to long. Did you install the lift?
     
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    milspecjimmy 1/2 ton status

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    yeah, it was a roudh country and it came with no grease /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Get some /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif , Good thing is you don't need to completely remove the springs, you can just jack up the frame on that side and a jack-stand under the axle. Remove wheel/lower axle on stand/pump-jack to support frame/pop out bolts/jack up a little more/GREASE'M! Mind you, I'd always have a couple back-up stands just under the frame for safety!!
    He he, one time we had a shackle break at pismo, and replaced it by placing a bottle-jack on top of the rear-part of the spring and the frame. We pumped it up and swapped out the shackles in 10 minutes /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif BUT DON'T DO THIS UNLESS IN A PINCH SOMEWHERE!!!!
     

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