squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

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    Default squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    hi, my 2001 tundra squeaks pretty bad when i put my hands on the front bumper and push it up and down. it's obviously coming from the suspension. i took a can of WD-40 and sprayed it all over behind my tires and the squeaking went away for about a month. but now it is back...

    so how do i properly lube this thing? i was doing some research on google and was reading about bad ball joints/bushings and stuff...

    or should i just take it to a mechanic? never a lubed a car before and am wondering if maybe i need some bushings/ball joints replaced or something.

    thanks for any help!

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    Default Re: squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    I had mine 2002 tundra in to the dealer they found the inner tie rods is whats doing the squeking check them very carefully .
    hopes this helps
    When it was in they found a hole in frame

    New frame on the way !

    Only 40,000 miles !

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    Default Re: squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    I assume your '01 has quite a few miles on it. The squeaking is normal with worn-out suspension bushings. The 1st Gen 2wd has no lube points. The reason spraying WD-40 takes away the noise is because it temporarily fills the gaps in the suspension points. You might consider replacing the bushings in the suspension. This is no quicky job. It takes a while to remove and replace all the spring mounting points, etc. I would take it to a professional shop - not necessarily the dealer. The technology required is common for all pickup trucks. The bushings are typically rubber in most cases. You might consider poly-plastic in place of rubber. They last longer and tighten up the suspension. Worn ball joints is a strong possibly if they've never been replaced. (There was a lower-ball-joint factory recall and replacement done on 1st Gen Tundras). Check with the dealer.

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    Default Re: squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    I have a 01 and have the same problem. I installed the TC lift and when i did i replaced all the bushings in the control arms. Mine didnt start to squeek until after that. And as for the tie rods, i just got new ones to pass inspection and it still squeeks. Im pretty sure its the bushings, how can I fix this?
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    Default Re: squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    Mine squeaks when the little woman and I are in the bed and we're...wait, you mean just when you push on the bumper. Never mind.
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    Default Re: squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    hi, i plan on putting under-coating on my leaf springs.
    when i do have the time, ill let you all know how it turns out.
    gorilla

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    Default Re: squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    I Just had Frame Replaced the Truck squeeked like hell before they changed out frame all new bolts on rear leafs installed on new frame all squeeks gone now

    I dont know what it was

    Any thoughts ?

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    Default Re: squeaky suspension-- truck squeaks when bounced up and down!

    Mine does it in the left front. I sprayed everything down with CRC 6-56 and quietened down for a bit, but open for suggestions.

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