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Right Rear Rattle?

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160K on the 2013 T.C.

Rattle in the right rear. Jacked it up in the air to investigate. It's not a wheel bearing (didn't suspect that anyway). The spare tire is tight.

i tried moving the suspension via another jack on the rear leaf and a huge pry bar. Nothing was obviously wrong - because I'm here now 😁.

Question 1 :Are the leaf spring bushing prone to wearing on these vehicles? Or are they a "lifetime" part typically?

Question 2  Any thing else that is known to be common culprit?

Rear shocks replaced a year ago- along with the struts. Struts went bad and were replaced for free. Could one of the rears be gone? Napa brand shocks and struts btw.

As I see it it can only be basically  3 sub assemblies.

1. shock or shock bushing(s)

2. leaf or leaf spring bushing(s)

3. sway bar bushings

I searched for a while. Nothing came up as a common problem. Or I didn't look long enough. Nothing in the suspension forum about this.

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I found this - 

 

This sounds interesting from that thread - 

Check the end links of the rear sway bar. You will have to remove them to check them because they are always under a little tension. it doesn't take much play for one of them to make a hell of a lot of noise.

 

 

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The sway bar is about the only thing on a 2014+ rear suspension that could make similar noise to what you're hearing in your Gen 1. TC G1 obviously has leaf spring rear, but the G2 (2014-2018, 19+ is a bit different) has coil rear suspension with an ancient swinging beam axle (I know they're a cheap and relatively sturdy & simple design for weight carrying, but still). 

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