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Old 06-28-2005, 08:27 PM
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Squeaky Suspension

Greetings All,

Do any of you know of a way to stop my 2000 D from squeaking? It seems to have that old car suspension squeak. It's rather embarrassing. Would WD-40 work or are there grease Zerks that need greasing? The squeaks seem to be coming from the back mostly and only when I go over a bump or pull into a driveway.

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Old 06-28-2005, 08:31 PM
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Sounds like you need to grease your bushings. I was told that buying urethane bushings solves the problem for good though.
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:50 PM
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yep sounds like you need new bushings. Don't use WD-40 on it. It will take what little grease is left on it off. For now you can just grease everything and that might help


Energy Suspension makes the following poly bushings for our trucks...

* Control Arm Bushings
* Rear Leaf Spring Bushings
* Front Sway Bar Bushings
* Rear Sway Bar Bushings
* Tie Rod Boots
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Can a driveway mechanic (do it yourselfer) manage to change out the bushings? Never tried before so just wondering....have some squeaks in my ride also.
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Can a driveway mechanic (do it yourselfer) manage to change out the bushings? Never tried before so just wondering....have some squeaks in my ride also.
Anything's possible man :biggthump
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i too have some rear end squeaks. gonna crwl under that sucker this evening
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Can't say for sure on what build years on Daks. On Durangos, zerks were only on 98-99 and they were only in front on the Ball joints, tie rods, steering and driveshaft.
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I too had the dreadded squeek in the rear end. I tried everything and nothing worked. EVERY spray lube you could buy, and even regular motor oil, nothing worked. An old time mechanic friend of mine told me to use brake fluid on the leaf springs and after getting sick of the noise I tried it using an old pump can to deliver the brake fluid to the desired locations, and I have not had a squeek since. No kidding! It really worked! Give it a try and let me know.
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An old time mechanic friend of mine told me to use brake fluid on the leaf springs and after getting sick of the noise I tried it using an old pump can to deliver the brake fluid to the desired locations, and I have not had a squeek since. No kidding! It really worked! Give it a try and let me know.
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Now if I can just find one of those old oil pump cans!

Thanks for all the help. As for being a driveway mechanic, I wouldn't dignify myself with that title. Although I have been told I have nice tools.

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If any of you guys have worked on the rear springs you may have over-tightened the hanger and shackle bolts. This causes the metal sleeve in the bushing to rub against the hangers, in other words, metal to metal contact. Try loosening the bolts a half to one full turn. They are lock nuts and do not have to be torqued down.
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mines up front. Control Arm bushings :biggthump
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