Squeaky leaf springs

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Fig33

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So I went a trail last weekend and got the truck a bit dirty. I have not been able give it a good cleaning yet. The problem I’m having now is that my leaf springs are creating so much squeaking noise! I hosed them down and got as much mud off of them but it didn’t seem to really help. It’s a 2020 truck so I don’t have old or worn out springs. How or what do I need to do in order to get rid of that squeaking noise from the leaf springs??
 

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If it started all suddenly after the trip, I’d check for a rub point- metal on metal or even a stone that could have wedged between. I had a similar situation where a pebble bounced up a wedged near a rotor. Made a horrible noise till I found it and removed it. You could also have damaged a leaf spring bracket and not be able to see it.
 
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Pressure wash and grease, rubber pads that attach to the ends of each leaf. It is pretty much normal on rear leafs when off roading.
 

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I found in my area, lubing them traps sand. Sand grinds the finish then they rust and squeak. Everyone of my squeaking spring packs had rust. I tear down the leaf pack, sand and paint. There's Teflon (I think that's what it is) inserts you can put between the leaf's to minimize friction. I never had an issue after that.
 
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Thank you all for your advice! Definitely gonna take care of it!
Crazy for a 2020. But...get a buddy to bounce the truck with you under it....(motor off, park, emergency brake on and a parachute) listen and see if you can isolate it. Probably a bushing that got wet and dried with some crap on it. Look at the Leaf spring shackle bushings if so equipped. You can spray them down, one at a time to see if it stops the squeak. If it stops, that is the one to repair or replace.
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