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A about a month ago I installed step rails in my 2012 silverado. They are AMS and attach to the Body Mount Bolts in three places on each side. After a week or two they started to sqeak. Only when the body of the truck gets twisted or I step on or off of them. Has anybody else ran into this issue?
 

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Yes have come across a couple times.
The fix is to tighten again. Most likely had an odd angle when installed and now are a fraction loose. A quarter turn can make a vast difference.
Had it happen to the point we cut an inner tube and placed bolt through.
 

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Can you leave the step rail in one piece when you loosen the bolt and retighten? If I would add neoprene or rubber how do I know I still have enough threads to keep body, frame and step rails together?
 

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Yes you can keep step as one piece. Might want a second set of hands to help.
Never tried neoprene as the thinness of cut inner tube is helpful.
 

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Thanks for the quick response Deer Archer, Where exactly did you place the inner tube rubber? In between step rail mount and bushing or bolt head and step rail mount?
 

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Step rail and bushing. The bolt head most likely does not have enough "movement" to cause the squeak.
 
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