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Old 10-18-2017, 12:46 PM   #11
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On my 2014 E350 Quigley I battled annoying squeaks from the rear, traced to the leaf spring ends on both sides. Annoying enough that I thought about adding Zirk fittings since WD-40 only helps till it evaporates.

Tri-Flow lubricant seems to be a more permanent fix so far...

I just rolled past 13k miles driving home from the Cascade Festival of Endurance 2/4/8 hour Enduro at PIR last Saturday
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:54 PM   #12
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Also use the Tri-Flow. Great advice/comments in this thread.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:14 PM   #13
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Louder Stereo helps fix squeeks
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:15 PM   #14
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You guys all just need to get louder stereo's. Pretty soon you will be so deaf, you wont' hear any squeeks. Seriously though, bushings are notorius for squeeking, and any time any suspension work has been done, all the nuts and bolts need to be re-torqued a couple times shortly after.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:16 PM   #15
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Louder Stereo helps fix squeeks
Wow, you beat me to it by one minute, great minds must think alike.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:37 PM   #16
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Same problem here, mine appears to be leaf spring bushings. I sprayed them with the DuPont Dry Lube (I think it's Chainsaver? May be under a different name now). Squeaks went away. Came back about a year later and I doused them again. So far no problems. It may take repeated applications.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:35 PM   #17
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My driver side front spring squeaked like crazy on my 2006 with Agile conversion when I first got it converted, but not the passenger side. Drove me nuts. Ramsey finally sent me replacement springs and I had it swapped out and it went away. Now it only makes noise under heavy compression.

I still have the box with one brand new spring and the very low mileage one that came out. If you think it might come to that for you and you want to try a different spring Iím located in pdx as well.
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Old 10-18-2017, 07:55 PM   #18
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Playing in mud makes my van squeak like a pig til it's driven in rain...
Take a long drive in the rain.
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Old 10-19-2017, 01:35 PM   #19
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Louder stereo: got it!
Tighten bolts: check!
Rain: the universe is providing that today.

Spray some lube on the springs: gonna try that next. A buddy said he had the same problem and suggested spray-on white lithium grease at the leaf springs. I'm going to give that a try as soon as I can get a dry driveway to lie down on. Wish I had a garage!

Interesting thing about the dust/rain/hosing down theories. You know, we had a bunch of fires out here and that ash was so insidious, it actually got under the cover of my hot tub. It's gritty black stuff. I started wondering if some of it seeped in between the leafs. It started raining yesterday and today, no squeaks. Hmmmmm.

Thanks much for all the help and suggestions. I'll keep you updated about how this goes.
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My driver side front spring squeaked like crazy on my 2006 with Agile conversion when I first got it converted, but not the passenger side. Drove me nuts. Ramsey finally sent me replacement springs and I had it swapped out and it went away. Now it only makes noise under heavy compression.

I still have the box with one brand new spring and the very low mileage one that came out. If you think it might come to that for you and you want to try a different spring Iím located in pdx as well.
Thanks for the offer! I'll get in touch if I isolate it down to that.
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