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I posted something similar a while ago....I keep hearing this annoying squeak from the front end. I can't figure out what the hell it is and the dealer can't seem to find it either, although I've given them two chances to find it. Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem (squeaky Calmini lift). I've heard that spacers tend to be noisy if not installed correctly and I know the rear shackels do not come with greasable bushings. Unfortunatley, as a banker, I don't have much experience or knowledge with suspension lifts. It mainly happens due to side to side 'body roll' type movement, and not always straight up and shock and spring compression.

I got the lift from the dealer so it would be covered under warranty, but I'm starting to think I should've just dropped the extra cash and gotten a daystar......
 

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I had a leaf spring squeak and I isolated it to the pads between the leafs. The way to fix it is to:
1. Raise the X up by the frame, so that the rear axle is hanging down.
2. Stick a screwdriver between the end of the leafs by the "anti-squeak disks" so that you can see daylight between the leaf ends.
3. Take molylube or some equivalent and cover the top of the disk.

This was pretty simple and it seems to work. However I can't take credit for it USMC MC gave me the idea!

IT should work well.

As far as your front squeak I bet it is the hood. A couple turns of the hood stoppers seemed to cure mine. The hood stoppers are little rubber stops at the edge of the hood. They screw out. Just try it with a turn or so and see if it stops.

Hopefully this helps
 

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Possibly... the good ole hood squeak, if so, just pick up a couple of those lil foam pads that go on the bottom of chair feet and stick them where your hood bumpers make contact with the body.

If you want to rule out the possibility of it coming from the lift spacers... grease anywhere you have meta-to-metal contact. (i.e. take out the front shock wipe some grease inside the coilbucket and on the bottom of the spacer where it meets the shock). That should take care of it!
 

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Possibly... the good ole hood squeak, if so, just pick up a couple of those lil foam pads that go on the bottom of chair feet and stick them where your hood bumpers make contact with the body.
Before you actually do the chair feet bottom things, try lubing the latch with some thick spray white lithium grease, and then look at the top of the radiator support and find where the hood bumpers touch. If you wipe the little circles down or lube them, that will be a temporary fix. If the squeek stops for several days to a week, you can adjust the hood bumpers. USMC Xterra (super knowledgeable member) suggested to adjust the hood bumpers a full turn then try the hood. Once the hood is firm when down, you should be good to go. I would try the two temporary solutions I tried first and see if it fixes the sqeek. I did this and so far so good.
 

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DAMN! I frig'in love this forum! I just went out to my truck in the parking garage during lunch and messed around with those hood bumpers....it didn't fix it completely, but it definitley changed that annoying little sound. Which makes me confident it is the main source of the sound. It also tells me with a little more time and adjustment, and possibly some grease or chairs leg bumpers, I can make it go away for good. My guess is that the spacers need a little grease too, but that requires me to purchase a steak dinner for a guy I know at a local shop as trade for allowing me into the shop on the weekend to use his tools and lift...perhaps that will be next weekend. It's funny, before my X, I had a 98 audi, a 91 accord, and a 94 GMC jimmy: all had some type of squeak or knock and it never bothered me.... then I get a brand new truck and it's silent as can be.....that one little noise pissed me off like you wouldn't believe! :geek:
Thanks for your help guys. I'll fix it this weekend once and for all!
 

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I have the Calmini lift and have never had a squeak like you are describing. I don't think you would need to do anything to the spacers. Once they are installed they are not going to squeak. Let us know how things go after trying out the grease. I am betting it will be problem solved.
 

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So I went home and greased the hood latch as well as adjusted the hood bumpers and then put some chair leg pads on the radiator supports where the hood bumpers make contact. She's quiet as can be, and I'm sane again! :cheers:
Thanks again.
 

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What kinda grease? General black stuff? Just throw it everywhere? I think that the latch area is where the squeak comes from for sure.

I'm at a loss as to what to do because my rubber hood supports are loose, turning them doesn't actually do anything. They are also sorta squished on one side, so who knows what's up with that. I will try the grease next, though..
 

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I used the white lithium spray grease (autozone 8.95) as suggested by JtaoJ and greased the moving parts on the latch as well as the contact points.
On the hood bumpers, try quarter turns to the left. This will bring the bumpers further from the hood making the pressure upon contact with the radiator supports when the hood is closed greater, creating a tighter seal and less chance for any squeaks. I found by doing so, along with the chair leg pads fixed the problem.
 
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