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Good morning folks,

I was working yesterday installing a CAI and free-flow exhaust on my 01 996 c2 and out of nowhere the deck lid slammed shut with hand severing speed. I thought it might have been a gust of wind so I opened it back up and the same thing occurred.

Q: Are two dampers supposed to be present? I noticed fittings are on both right and left; however, I only have a damper on right side.


PS: leaves are at peak color in Asheville NC!!

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The gas lifts are wore out and need to be replaced, but there should be 2 one on each side. Mine is the currently the same way and will slam shut with just looking at it.

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FWIW, my '02 Cab with stock rear decklid has just one strut, on the RHS near the air box. I can see where a strut would attach (with some additional hardware) to the LHS but it's clear from the perfect condition of the paint that a strut or its hardware has never been located there. I suspect that one may need struts on both sides when running a modified or aftermarket decklid with a large/heavy wing on it.

When I purchased the car (about 2 years ago) it also had the "sudden close" feature, which a single new strut remedied perfectly.

Good luck.

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