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    The leaf springs on my 95 burb are rubbing each other and sqeaking. I sprayed grease between them and that worked until the grease washed off. Any ideas on a permanent fix?
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    A dry lithium grease might last longer. On an old nova, I used some poly spring pads like these that helped. I don't know if anyone makes them for GM Trucks.
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    I found this stuff that's a dry lube. It's exactly like lead from your pencil, well, kind of. But it works really good, and stays there for a while. What some people do is cut up those plastic flexible binders and put them between each leaf. Maybe if worst comes to worst.
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    On rock crawlers it's popular to place teflon pads between each spring to reduce squeeking.
    You can also lift the truck and "fan out" the spring pack and wash it out real well then sprinkle in ground up pencil lead (graphite) this will also stop squeeking but it needs to be reapplied every few months.
    Any type of petroleum based lubricant will first attact dirt and cause more squeeking then wash out and leave behind dirt.

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    I agree with tbplus10. You put just about anything petroleum down there and its like a dust and dirt magnet. They do make these really thin teflon sheets that you can put between each leaf. Depends on how bad you want to pull your leafs apart.

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