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Old 02-26-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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squeaky rear end

Ever since I converted my van and added a big, heavy rack to the rear I have developed a squeaky rear. I can't tell if it's shocks or springs, or possibly something else rubbing. I don't see any problems, cracks or anything weird. The van drives fine, but the noise drives me crazy. I just hear it at low speeds of course. It is NOT my rack. It squeaks now whether the rack is on or off. Should I try a few shots of white grease/spray lube around the leaf springs, or does someone know of a common place on the Ford vans where this becomes a problem? My van is a 2wd e350 and the rack is not overloaded, less than 500 lbs on a 3 point mount, on a 1000/10,000 receiver.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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Body mounts?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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Re: squeaky rear end

For years we had squeaks from our 10,600 lb SMB coming from to the rubber body mounts. Spraying them heavily with silicone would solve the problem for awhile but then they would apparently dry out and start squeaking again so I gave up and stopped spraying them. Either the problem finally went away or we just don't hear them anymore.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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Re: squeaky rear end

Thanks guys, I'll get out the silicone and go to work. Can someone clarify how many I might be looking for? I know what they look like, I think, but if anyone knows specifically that may save me some time.

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CONTROLL youself JOHN!!

Don't post any rear end and special lube jokes.............
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:20 PM   #6
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Re: squeaky rear end

My van used to squeak at the leaf springs. Some of the pads were worn I think. We added some grease when the extra leafs were added. No more squeaks since, and its been nearly 100,000 miles.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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My van used to squeak at the leaf springs. Some of the pads were worn I think. We added some grease when the extra leafs were added. No more squeaks since, and its been nearly 100,000 miles.
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CONTROLL youself JOHN!!

Don't post any rear end and special lube jokes.............
I was waiting Gnar!!!!

Thanks everyone, I'll report back when I solve it.
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... or salve it
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