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Sqeaking in rear...no clue

I've been having this awful squeaking from the rear end my truck since it was abused by snow and salt this winter. First time it's been in this type of weather. I changed the shocks last year and after looking at them I don't think that is the issue. I looked at the leaf springs and they don't seem to be where the noise is coming from. It sounds like it could be coming from the top bolt of the shock but sometimes more toward the middle, between the two shocks. I did spray some petroleum base lube on the shock and leaf spring just to see if that helped but it didn't. Can't seem to figure it out.
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slide under the truck. grab the frame and bounce it up and down. listen for the squeak.


mine bad for it now, i just turn up my radio.
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give a shot of wd-40 to every rubber bushing in the rear.... shock bushings and the leafs... bet that willl quiet it in a hurry
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slide under the truck. grab the frame and bounce it up and down. listen for the squeak.


mine bad for it now, i just turn up my radio.
I tried that, only reason I think it may be the top shock bolt. I wish I could turn up the radio, but all I get are german stations.
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give a shot of wd-40 to every rubber bushing in the rear.... shock bushings and the leafs... bet that willl quiet it in a hurry
I thought that would break down the bushings? Only reason I didn't do those when I sprayed.
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