Body, Paint & Styling Loose tourer spoiler

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by StuH, Wednesday 23rd Mar, 2016.

  1. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Only one slight niggle on the new car; there's a knocking noise from the rear. After extensive investigation both under and in the boot and found it was the spoiler at the top of the tailgate being a bit loose. I trapped some paper under and went for a drive and sure enough it was gone. Any ideas of a permanent fix?
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    You need to take the interior trim off and look at the fixings.
     
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  3. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    This is what I was thinking but wondered if tape was applied anywhere?
     
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  4. Bounder Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Remove it and clean the areas of contact with Meths or similar, apply 3M VHB foam tape and it will prevent any rattling or movement.
     
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  5. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I'll have a look over the weekend. Want to get a good detailing session in weather permitting.

    When I worked at a Merc dealer we had loose spoilers being caused by regular use of those awful automatic car washes :brickwall:
     
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  6. John Hamer Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Tailgate Spoiler Trim Replacement

    NOTE: Take care not to scratch the tailgate.

    1.]Remove these items

    • Tailgate upper trim
    • Tailgate side trim
    2.From inside the tailgate, remove the bolts.

    AFastener Locations: Bolt, 66 x 1.0 mm
    9.8 N·m
    (1.0 kgf·m, 7.2 lbf·ft)6 x 1.0 mm
    9.8 N·m
    (1.0 kgf·m, 7.2 lbf·ft)
    3.Disconnect the high mount brake light, connector (A).
    4.Close the tailgate, lift up on the tailgate spoiler trim (A) to detach the clips.

    ABCFastener Locations: Clip, 5
    5.While lifting up on the tailgate spoiler trim, disconnect the rear window wiper washer tube (B), and remove the grommet (C) from the tailgate, then remove the trim.
    6.Install the spoiler in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

    • Replace any damaged clips with new ones.
    • Make sure the rear window wiper washer tube is connected securely, and the high mount brake light connector is plugged in properly.
    • Push the clip portions into place securely.
     
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  7. John Hamer Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Could this help ? sorry not a buff, the drawings are not in order of page.

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  8. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    That's superb, thanks, it's just what I need.
     
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  9. John Hamer Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Before you start pulling the tailgate to bits, have you checked the ARB bushes? they are famous for making noise.
     
  10. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Was my first thought so I got it on an empty life at the garage. Apart from some very minor play in the offside rear drop link it's as solid as a rock, well obviously not the rubber! There's nothing loose underneath. I've temporarily slipped a bit of foam in which has helped but it's really the top end that is tapping. It'll have been through the auto car wash about a thousand times.
     
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  11. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Right, not curing this minor knocking so I've bit the bullet and got some genuine bushes. I recall a very distant conversation I had with someone (or poss read) that play in the rear ARB bushes does not always show when doing a physical inspection. Spoke to my mate at the garage, he's quiet on Friday so he'll put them on, saves me getting on my back.
     
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  12. John Hamer Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    You may find the "links" are shot as well!!
     
  13. tonygw Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    seems a common thing on the tourers... my rear ARB where shot when I first got mine. Cheap easy fix even if you go through an independent garage.
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Wear and tear is common to all cars. They are not common things:Wink:
     
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  15. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    There's absolutely no evidence that they've been done so if they're the originals they've done 120k, which is damn good going.

    I'll get them to check the links but they've been over it once and found no play at all, they're a bit spectical that the bushes need doing.
     
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  16. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    ARB bushes were well worn so hopefully that'll sort it. Not got a bill either :Thumbup:
     
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