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blk6speed
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Feb 8, 5:26pm - #100564 
Loose spoiler

I was waxing my car today and I noticed that the spoiler (stock) seemed really loose...when i push on the rear of it the front of the part where it attaches to the car goes up about a quarter of an inch frown. How do I get back there to tighten it? Does the plastic inside the car (under the spoiler) just yank off I guess since there aren't any screws? Thanks-

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Feb 8, 5:35pm - #100565 
yup, just unscrew the handle and then the whole plastics just pops off rice


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blk6speed
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Feb 8, 5:36pm - #100566 
Awesome...I'll give that a try thumbsup

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blk6speed
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Feb 8, 5:57pm - #100567 
WOW they were really loose...worked like a charm tho thumbsup

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Feb 8, 8:55pm - #100568 
yea just pry the plastic this off and just tighten the bolts...

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Feb 9, 12:07am - #100569 
It's a common thing.

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Feb 9, 10:54am - #100570 
Originally Posted by blk6speed
WOW they were really loose...worked like a charm tho thumbsup


glad you got it taken care of...now you know how simple it is to replace your spoiler if you eve wanted to (celica-specific spoilers use the same holes) thumbsup

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blk6speed
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Feb 9, 11:02am - #100571 
Yeah...I've had trouble the last couple months with water leaking in my trunk as well, but I'm hoping it was coming in there? I guess we'll see grin

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Feb 9, 11:04am - #100572 
Originally Posted by blk6speed
Yeah...I've had trouble the last couple months with water leaking in my trunk as well, but I'm hoping it was coming in there? I guess we'll see grin


it's very possible. water likes to collect around the spoiler openings (or any other odd surface--because it 'sticks'). so if the holes were loose around the celica stands water is very likely to seep inside.

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Jan 6, 8:41pm - #449782 
I am new to celicahobby. I have a white 1991 Celica 2.2 L auto convertible that need s some work. (work in progress)I have a loose rear spoiler too. I undid the trunk lid lining, removed the three screws holding spoiler to trunk lid, and then the screws on each side of the spoiler. However I cannot seem to tighten the spoiler down, near release the spoiler from the trunk lid.
does anyone have some specifics or photos?
Thanks,
David

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