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Rear spoiler lube points?

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Any reccomendations as to where to lube the rear spoiler's movable parts and with what kind of lube? I've had the rear spoiler's "engine" replaced under warranty a couple of years ago and I noticed that it was making weird noises when opened manually for washing. Out of warranty now. The noises sounded like lube was needed

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The two small hinges at the forward/top of the spoiler could be treated with a dry molybdenum or graphite powder. Another option is to get hold of some synthetic marine grease/lube that is waterproof to keep dust and grit out of the hinge.

As for the actuators - the struts that emerge from the two winding mechanisms are plastic, and slide into the actuating cases. It appears there is a plastic bush that supports the strut as it slides up and down. I am not sure that any lube is required here, but if you do apply a dry compound, make sure it is plastic friendly. It appears that you can disassemble these actuators, as they have a split case - since these cases have a drain hole on their underside, you could use marine grease that is plastic friendly.

The motor and cable screws that go to each actuator should be sealed in terms of lubrication. You'd have to remove the metal cover plate on the underside of the spoiler to see/listen to which part of the mechanism is making the noise.

You might want to check to see if anything is caught in the decorational plastic bellows that could be part of the noise issue.

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