Fixed my rattling trunk lid

Discussion in 'Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat' started by dodgeboy, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. dodgeboy

    dodgeboy Silver Member

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    Since I got my Charger Hellcat, I've been annoyed/disappointed with how the trunk sounds when it is closed. It's always sounded like it was going to fall apart every time you closed the trunk lid. It made a loud rattle/bang sound. A week ago, while washing the car, I noticed that if I pressed down on the outside edges of the spoiler, that there was quite a bit of play. I could make it "rattle" by pushing down, or back/forth at the ends of the spoiler. After a little investigating, I found out that there is a 10mm bolt just inside the trunk lid on both sides, that holds down the ends of the spoiler. Both of those bolts were loose on my car. It didn't even require a full turn of the bolt to snug things up and completely cure the rattle. The bolts are located behind a rubber/plastic trim piece that you can see in the photo below. I couldn't figure out how to remove that trim piece without breaking it, but I was able to wedge a small ratcheting-end wrench (10mm) in there to do the job just fine. I hope this can help someone else that has the same problem!

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    DNTBTHR Silver Member

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    I will try as mine rattles as well
     
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    Thanks for posting this!
     
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    butterscotch71 Hellcat Member

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    The nuts holding the spoiler on my 09 Challenger used to loosen up regularly. I finally gave up and put a little thread locker on them!
     

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