Leaf Springs Got Ya’ Down? – Grease Em Up!!!

How to grease your leaf springs

My Rubicon lift relies on the age-old “add-a-leaf” idea. Ever since I took apart the factory Leaf Springs, and upset the bushings, they have creaked, groaned, and made more darn noise than the stereo on the inside. Soooo I once again decided to put the beast up on stands and take ‘er apart.

Put the Jeep up on stands

put the Jeep up on stands

I started by pulling the studs out just like you were taking the spring out…

Pulling out the leaf springs studs

pulling out the leaf springs studs

The grease I used was a wheel bearing grease and is nice and thick. Use any grease you want as long as it’s not watery.

!!!!!DO NOT USE WD-40!!!!!

Once you pull the springs down and the bushings are exposed. Lube them up like it’s your job. As shown here the shackle gets a face full of grease(those were some squeaky bastards…)

Lube the bushings of your leaf springs

Lube the bushings of your leaf springs

This is what it looked like after I got done doing the sliming. Nice and clean to a point. Don’t overdo it because at that point you are just wasting it.

Put the leaf springs studs back

put the leaf springs studs back

Afterward, I drove around the block, and to my amazement…It sounds so much better. It made no noise at all!!! Finally some peace and quiet.

About the author

Matthew Brodie

Hi there! This blog was created to share my off-roading, gear-related knowledge with those interested in the field. I’ve worked as mechanic for years and have been a devoted off-roader for as long. Now, I’ve decided to combine the two and share my experience with passionate audience. I do not claim to know it all – but when something new hits the surface, I will be on it to research its ups and downs. Call me an off-roading nerd if you like, and as long as you can find something useful in here – you are heartedly welcome!

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