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My ome has around 2-3k on it and the rear is squeeking but only does it when i get in the back and bounce it up and down? Normal or is this a problem anyone else have this issue if you could go out to youre rigs and see maybe that would be great.
 

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Mine don't squeak, so no not normal. your best bet is to have someone else bounce on the back and track down the exact location of the noise.
Sqeaking from this could be a couple things, the spring rubbing (or the bump stop inside the spring rubbing, possibly the shock, the control arm bushings.
 

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It could be the trailing arm mounts, I overtightened mine and they were squeaking.
Ive done the installation and i don't remember bolting or unbolting this in the rear. Is this also referred to as the rear sway bar link????
 

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well it seems like its coming from the shocks themselves but im not sure considering in only have to put a little pressure up and down on the roof rack to hear it but its definatly coming from the rear. I guess i have to go back to the dealer to have them look at it. Does this sound major or minor?
 

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well it seems like its coming from the shocks themselves but im not sure considering in only have to put a little pressure up and down on the roof rack to hear it but its definatly coming from the rear. I guess i have to go back to the dealer to have them look at it. Does this sound major or minor?
Hmm, this maybe a stupid question, what shocks are you running with the OME springs?
 

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believe there n140s
 

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thats in the rear i think
 

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believe there n140s
Okay, i was thinking stock shocks and that could have been it, rule that out. If you can for sure tell it is coming from the OME shock, i'd call ARB. If you take it to your dealership, and they say it is the shock, or anything caused by the lift (which it obviously is) they will maybe charge you just for the diagnosis since it is not under the toyota warranty. I'd call and ask the dealership in advance.
 

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n140s and n141s
 

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no i know im dealer wont charge me they have done stuff like this for me before, but do you think its coming from the shock because that would suck.
:mecry::mecry:
 

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no i know im dealer wont charge me they have done stuff like this for me before, but do you think its coming from the shock because that would suck.
:mecry::mecry:
To tell you the truth, it would be the first time i have seen someone have a bad shock from OME. But it is possible. OME/ARB has probably had people call with this issue before and may know exactly what it is (they have been doing toyota suspensions since i can remember, not that i am that old though).
A squeak, is the sound of rubber rubbing on metal most times. (not the tire) Maybe the bump stop at the top of the spring, maybe the bushings in the lower or upper control arm. Not sure. I don't believe you have to lift it on a jack stand to do this, but it may want to push out when you unbolt it and it may be a little harder to bolt it back up.

A not so quick way to rule out the shock. Unbolt the shock from the lower mount (pretty simple, takes a decently big metric socket though). And then rock the FJ again, if the noise persist, it is not the shock.
 

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ill have to foward that to the tech who did the install.:mecry::mecry:
 

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I have had springs "squeak" in other vehicles in the past. Both times it happend to me it was where the coil spring sat in the spring cup. A little spray silicone took care of the problem for me.
 

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A little spray silicone took care of the problem for me.
The can of silicone spray is fast becoming my best friend.

nissancrazyhorse: Take a can and spray the rubber components, one by one, until you find the source of the squeak. You'll eventually discover it by process of elimination. Then you can take action on the squeaking part...

Also, sources of sounds can be deceptive; I thought I had a rear-end squeak once, but turned out that the sound was being channeled through the frame from some bushings up front (weird, but acoustics do that sometimes).

One of the toughest squeaks I had to locate was due to the steel collars I used on the sway bar (to replace the stock aluminum ones). The rubber from the sway bar bushings was dry between the collars and bushings, and driving me nuts every time I had a slight bounce (front or rear). A little silicone spray takes care of it temporarily, but it eventually comes back. Just an example of a strange squeak source...
 

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funny thing went to the dealer today drove for over a hour and guess what the squeek was gone. So dont know what to do about that
 

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im going to be watching this thread, i have a squeak coming from the left front and the right rear with ome meds all the way around, but i will try the silicone spray for now
 
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