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996 C2 Spoiler Grinding noise and light.

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Hey all,

My 2001 C2 cab has the dreaded spoiler warning light that comes on when the spoiler deploys at freeway speeds. The thing is, when i'm stopped and operate the switch, it goes up and down and makes some horrible noise. I'm not sure where to start; I saw a few tutorials for bleeding the system, but does that only apply to turbo's? I have a durametric but it doesn't seem to see any codes..... Any insight as to where to start or what to checkout? I assume it's something with the pump, I have pentosin on hand; just not sure how to go about the bleeding process.


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I never had the light but if you hear horrible noise when manually operating it, the problem is mechanical for sure. It doesn't hurt to try some light lube anyway. Btw, our spoiler is not hydraulic. It uses a simple motor and some cables to move the spoiler


There's a small hole on part #17 you can spray the lube.

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Funny, I just bought and replaced mine today, 150 on Craiglist and 2 hours of work to find out my passenger side strut was completely shot. No more noise, spoiler goes up and down, and best of all; no more light. Thanks for the help everyone!

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