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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2001, 06:40 AM
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leaf springs \"moaning\"

after disconnecting my front sway bar to experiment ie better travel there was a "binding" noise that i have not pin-pointed yet. some suggest it may be the leafs creaking when flexing more than they ever have. this seems logical. being from south carolina, the leafs have some rust and i was wondering if anyone has sprayed the leafs with wd40 or similar to free-up their action and quiet them? thanks for your response![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2001, 08:06 AM
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Re: leaf springs \"moaning\"

I don't think WD40 would work for very long. too liquid..I know a lot of guys on this site will take the leaves apart and clean and paint them, possibly grease them or add teflon spaces. Another possibility is to loosen the clamps holding the leaves together, letting them move over each other more easily.


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Re: leaf springs \"moaning\"

i, along with some others, have found this stuff called "Slick-Plate". it is a graphite spray-paint. i found it at a truck (semi) parts store, big truck-stops may have it too. what i did was: jack up jeep and put on jackstands so the axles are full droop with the tires off. loosen the spring clamps that hold the leaves together. drive a screwdrive between the leaves and spray the area with brake cleaner. blow off with air-hose. spray with slick plate. let dry (30 seconds). go to next leaf. it took me less than 2 hours. alot of it depends on what type of spring clamps you have. mine were the sheet metal ones and half of them were missing anyway, which sped things up. hope this helps! matt

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