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Are water pump repairable, ie change the bearing and seal
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How can I access the rear trunk?
Hi and thanks for your question. The release levers for the trunks are manual and there is a "lock out" plate to prevent them from being released when the car is locked or the driver's door is closed. Use a...
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My issue. Message comes and go's " Transmission fault"
The transmission fault error may mean many different things ranging from simple things like low transmission fluid to faulty speed sensors to a faulty transmission control module. The quickest and easiest way to diagnose an error code like this is...
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Heavy exhaust smoke on the right side at cold start which disappears after some 15 minutes of motor running
Hi there. On the right side there seems to be a cylinder that has too much piston slap and the rings are not sealing all the way until the engine is heated up causing the gap for the piston skirt...
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Noise when starting the vehicle
Hello. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with a faulty starter or a worn flywheel or flex plate teeth. When the starter is engaged a plunger extends and makes contact with the flywheel ring gear. If there is an...
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Problems or issues with the porche panamera
As you know, with any car the life expectancy of it depends largely on the maintenance schedule the owner has maintained, the driving conditions it is subjected to, the driving habits of the owner and many other factors. Often times...
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Where is my alternator located
Hello there, the alternator for your 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is located on the front of the engine along the serpentine belt path. Replacing the alternator is a extensive job best left to the professionals as it required the removal...
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Whining noise when the engine is at idle.
Hi there. The whining noise that you are hearing is the gears and timing chain in the engine. This is a normal condition and all of the Porsche engines have the same sound. If your engine has an inner cooler,...
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I own a 2006 Cayman S. I brought it into the dealer for some concerns - please help me decide what to do
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I wanted to buy a used 2008 Porsche Cayenne s. Is it a good idea and would it cost me a fortune maintaining and repairing?
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Why is my car failing CO levels at idle? It passes everything else with ease.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. You may have to replace the distributor cap and rotor for a good, strong spark. Then, get some sea foam and put it in the vacuum system of the engine. This will clean the...
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I let my uncle change my pads and rotors and now everytime i press the brake all i get is an air sound scared to drive
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Considering purchasing, however, I am leery of possible high maintenance costs associated with this vehicle. Dependable? High maintenance?
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Backfire
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Maintenance Costs
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Car starts but dies a few seconds later. If I give it any throttle when it does start it kills the engine.
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I used 5w-20 engine oil of instead of 5w-40 as recommended in the manual
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Q: Car starts but dies a few seconds later. If I give it any amount of throttle (once it has started) it kills the engine
With a car that old, checking the fuel pressure is a good first step. If the pressure is low, The fuel enrichment will not work. If the pressure is good, I'm betting on a coolant temp sensor. You're getting a...
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Ticking and knocking sound and follows as the rpm's increase.
I would have to listen to the noise firsthand to know for certain. However, one guess is that the noise you're hearing is from the valvetrain. Valvetrain noise, such as worn lifters or misadjusted valve clearance, is generally characterized by...

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