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Old 11-15-2010, 02:41 PM
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Not sure if this is the right place to post this question but I figured the suspension guys would know. My driver side rear leaf springs have developed a really obnoxious squeak where they bolt on to the frame. What kind of lube can I use and how should it be applied to get rid of this annoying problem?
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Try whatever you can find that's safe to use on rubber and plastic and spray it into the bushings and between the leafs and see if that helps.
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i have found that white lithium grease in the spray can has worked really well for me on my old truck
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Thanks for the input guys! After digging through all of the various lubricants at AutoZone, I went with good ole WD40. Just about everything else was marked unsafe for rubber and plastic. The squeak is gone, we'll see how long it lasts ;-)
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the only problem with WD-40 is that it attracts dirt

some people use.. lithium radical grease or black lead grease

any lube that reads that it is a automotive lube & marked as a PFPE lube is the best, i think even the dealership carries it, but, i don't know what they call it

here are some brand named PFPE lubes
http://www.google.com/search?q=pfpe+...=shop%3A1&aq=f
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Looks like I'll have to give that a shot. The WD40 didn't even last 24 hours in the damp conditions we currently have in Memphis right now :-(
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