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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-22-2000, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Squeaky Ride-Lubricate Where??

My 88 Sammy has just survived a NorthEast winter. When I drive over dips and undulating road,
it squeaks! I'm looking for somewhere to lubricate, but can only find lube nipples on my driveshafts.
How do you lube these vehicles??

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Re: Squeaky Ride-Lubricate Where??

My guess would be your leaf springs are making the squeaking noise. Possibly some dirt, sand or something is between the leaves in each pack. My springs squeak a little after going offroad, especially in sand. Try spraying your leaf springs liberally with something like WD-40, P.B. Blaster or Liquid Wrench. I believe this will help your problem.

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Re: Squeaky Ride-Lubricate Where??

It's probably the rubber bushings in the shackles and the stationary end of the leaf springs.You'll need a silicon based lubricant to
spray them with.


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Re: Squeaky Ride-Lubricate Where??

i'd recommend the following....

1) pressure clean your leaves
2) once dry, apply dry lubricant (3M has one)
3) dont use wd40, b/c it will only attract more dust, dirt and grit and the squeak will be back soon.

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Re: Squeaky Ride-Lubricate Where??

Lee,
No one mentioned it, but you must remove the shackles in order to lubricate the bushings sufficiently. It's not hard if you have basic tools & are careful.
Most likely they are your culprit, but grit between the leaves can make noise too. Another area that can drive you nuts is the vertical bars on the overload leaf springs in the rear. If your springs become misaligned, one will rub up against that retainer [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Re: Squeaky Ride-Lubricate Where??

Thanx for all the help! I'm going to pressure clean the leaves, dis-assemble and spray with
dry lubricant!!

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