Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
Registered User
 
amagalla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Jose , CA
Posts: 511
Garage
Spoiler won't auto retract

Hello all,

My spoiler won't auto retract at 45 mph anymore. It goes up at 75, and I can put it up and down with the switch, but it won't auto-retract. Another strange thing is when I manually put it down, when it gets to the bottom, there is a "tap, tap, tap" noise that wasn't there before.

Any ideas?

Tony

__________________
Lapis Blue 03 Boxster S
Seal Grey 04 Boxster S (RIP 9-21-14)
amagalla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2017, 02:30 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Visalia, Ca
Posts: 135
Spoiler won't auto retract

Have you lubricated the shafts on both sides? Mine did the bottom issue before I lubed
the shafts now it's back to normal. This could also be the cause of it not auto retracting
when you reduce speed though that could also be either a programmed setting or
cable/mechanism binding.
__________________
2001 Boxster S, Metallic Black, 6 Speed Manual, 3.2 liter engine.
RobertKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2017, 09:02 PM   #3
Registered User
 
amagalla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Jose , CA
Posts: 511
Garage
OK. I took the spoiler off to see if I could grease it. No problem there. In fact, when the spoiler is off, the support posts extend and retract with no problem. But, with the spoiler on, the motors have a hard time retracting, and sometimes one side will have trouble fully extending. I think the motors are crapping out. Any ideas?

Tony
__________________
Lapis Blue 03 Boxster S
Seal Grey 04 Boxster S (RIP 9-21-14)
amagalla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2017, 04:29 AM   #4
Project Addicted
 
jcslocum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 623
You can disassemble the unit and lube it. After many years the grease goes hard and the mechanism will get slow. It's not real hard to do and should fix your issues.

__________________
______
Jon
1966 912, 1976 911
1986 944, 2000 Boxster
jcslocum is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page