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comnavguy
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May 27, 2009, 9:35 AM

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I just did rear brake shoes on an 89 Dodge Caravan -awful awful job. The brake job went well and all of that is OK.

I jacked the vehicle on the leaf spring on both sides, but on the driver's side there is a horrible squeak with just the slightest movement of the van.

A can of WD 40 and it's still bad.

ANY suggestions will be greatly appreciated.


Hammer Time
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May 28, 2009, 9:50 AM

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Have you determined exactly what spot is causing the problems?



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Tom Greenleaf
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May 29, 2009, 8:18 AM

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??!! To add:

">I jacked the vehicle on the leaf spring on both sides, but on the driver's side there is a horrible squeak with just the slightest movement of the van.<"

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Is this to say you used the spring itself to jack up the vehicle? NOT good if so. Find and use hoisting/jacking spots for each vehicle or damage could result. Did you break a shackle - something else?

Most OE leaf type springs come with nylon to keep them quiet. Light years ago we used to routinly oil them and I still do but it really isn't necessary like back when,

T



Loren Champlain Sr
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May 29, 2009, 4:25 PM

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>>Light years ago we used to routinly oil them<< Some, even had grease fittings!
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
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May 29, 2009, 6:32 PM

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NSDT = NO SH*T Dick TRACY. Holy crap Loren! Are we the last remaining archives for once was? Bacon fat for grease and and all that good stuff! Fisher was a wheel right company before fueled engines! Was a wagon wheel company the was bought by GM way back. They continued making wooden wheels thinking motor cars would be a passing fad!

Feel old as as dirt sometimes! Laugh and you are supposed to,

T







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