Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

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    Default Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    I searched the boards and found nothing on my issue.

    So I have these speed bumps in my neighborhood and this afternoon I noticed that when going over them at anything but super slow I hear a squeak from the front and the rear. Could it be my shocks or something else? I have the TRD Off-road package on my Double Cab 05 Tundra. Any tips or suggestions on what to do or anything else I should look out for?
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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    Try getting some like multi-purpose lube type of spray and getting the connections of the leaf springs, then in the front the lower ball joints are always my culprits. one quick spray and its gone for about a month+ depending on weather.

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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    not trying to be a dick but when your truck ages, it will start to squeak and rattle. you can't expect it to be super quiet, it's not a Lexus so turn up the volume.

    but, it can be anything. most likely it would be your struts or rear shocks. visually check them and if they are not leaking, you should be ok. lubing up your rear leaf's will help too.
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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    What brand of multi-purpose lube do you recommend?
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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    Fronts: Chances are, it's a steering rack or sway bar bushing that's the culprit. If the bushings are still in good condition, regreasing them usually does the trick.

    Rears: Squeaks here can really only be from two places, 1. leaf spring pack, or 2. upper shock mounts. To get the leaf springs regreased, lift the rear by the frame so the rear suspension droops, then get the largest screwdriver you can find, gently pry the packs apart and get some good grease in there. As far as the shock squeak, there was a TSB about the upper shock mount. Do a search in the Gen-1 forum to find the solution (essentially, just removing the upper shock mount, flipping the bushing, and reinstalling.

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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    I also had a squeak from the back end of my 05 Tundra when going over speed bumps and when driving slowly down very rough streets. I took my truck into the dealer and mentioned the TSB mentioned above about reversing the upper shock mounts. They performed the TSB and no more squeaks. That's something to check first, it just might solve the problem.

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    I also had a squeak from my front end and it turns out that one of the bolts that holds my metal skid plate on had gone missing as well as the retaining nut. went to Autozone and bought a bolt and nut with washers and replaced the missing set. Problem solved on the front end. About 3 years ago, I had a problem with the rear squeaking and had the rear shocks replaced. Problem solved on the rear end. It could be numerous things. You just have to troubleshoot and find the cause. It's usually a pretty quick fix.
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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    Quote Originally Posted by synystergates View Post
    What brand of multi-purpose lube do you recommend?

    I just grab a bottle named exactly that from NAPA actually its only like $3

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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    i had the annoying squeek from the leaf springs. my chick was callin my truck THE CRICKET. i thought it was the shocks but it was the springs so i shot a little oil in there around the eye mounts, the tabs and in the shackles. never came back.
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    Default Re: Squeaking from front and rear when going over speed bumps

    other than the mentioned squeak culprits mentioned if your rear springs are out of line (like mine ha) that will do it, also the tailgate can cause squeaking when going over speedbumps its worth checking out and can be easily fixed with lube also. i prefer a silicon based lube. good luck in your quest to be squeak free! i have already given up on my battle haha

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