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I am getting a squeaking noise from the left rear wheel not coming from the brakes on my 2013 Porsche Panamera 4
Hi there. In most cases, a squeaking noise coming from a wheel is caused by worn out wheel bearings. This is common with a Porsche and many other European performance models around 50,000 miles. However, it could also be a...
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What is the price to replace Porsche Panamera camshaft adjuster aluminum bolts
Hi there. Unfortunately, this is not a service our mobile mechanics offer. I would highly recommend contacting a local Porsche mechanic to dealer to request a quote for this type of service.
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2011 Panamera, constant steering wheel shake.
Hi there. Although we don't service or complete repairs on this vehicle, there are a few things you might want to have inspected before you purchase this vehicle. First, have the front wheels and tires balanced. This is the typical...
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Does the transmission have to be taken out to replace thermostat
Hi There, The transmission and the thermostat housing are parts of two different systems in your vehicle. Neither of these requires the other to be removed in order to access the other.
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Burning oil and have to add oil from time to time. Could it be the valve cover gasket?
Valve covers leak externally and so a faulty cover gasket could not cause oil to burn in the combustion chambers (cylinders). If oil is burning in the engine cylinders it has to leak in either through the valves, in particular...
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I am thinking of purchasing a 2010 Porsche Panamerica, what are the costs of the 100,000 mi. tune up and anything else you think m
The complete maintenance schedule for your vehicle is posted at this link. 100,000 miles is not a standard interval and much of the maintenance has much more frequent intervals. If possible, attempt to obtain the complete vehicle history of service...
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Best water pump or "good enough"? 2004 Porsche Boxster S
Hi - there is a certain value from the buyers point of view in being to able say you "only used OEM parts" - and I don't mean necessarily ones that came in a Porsche box. Pierburg is an OEM...
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My car won't unlock
When this situation occurs, it's commonly due to a failure within the power lock module, which is what receives the signal from your FOB key and sends a signal to each door to unlock. However, it could be a simple...
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In my 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo (955), after the car is turned off and locked the hazard lights flash on the front and the back for about 40 seconds
Hello. This is a problem within the vehicles control module. The main body control module that controls the lighting either has an internal hardware failure or an issue with the programming. I usually try reprogramming the system first and if...
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Are using Mobil1 oil for oil change on porsche panamera?
To obtain specific identification of the oil brand, and certifications (API, etc.), please contact YourMechanic's customer service help line directly at (800) 701-6230. Please note that brand "names" have never been a recognized, or even practically usable, criteria to select...
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Average cost to replace brakes and rotors on all 4 wheels and rotors on 2014 Porsche paramera
Hi there. That's really hard to figure as it really depends on what components you use and where the services are completed. If OEM parts are used (which is highly recommended for your Porsche Panamera, they can range from $450...
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How do I access and remove AC Blower Motor from 2014 Porsche Cayman?
The blower motor is removed from behind the glove box on passenger side. You have to remove lower air bag and glove box assembly for access to blower motor. The motor can then be removed.
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My Porsche Cayenne is losing power when i drive. The car vibrates then suddenly the Steering gets locked and I cant accelerate.
Hi Umarr. Thanks for writing in to YourMechanic.com today. From what we can gather from your information, it's apparent you have a rather serious safety issue going on with your Porsche. It's possible that the root source is a damaged...
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Engine misfire, cylinder 1. Car won’t start or turn over. Thoughts?
Hi Dave. Thanks for taking time to contact us today. Generally speaking, if the engine will crank over but will not ignite, and an engine misfire code has been detected, the root issue is likely going to be ignition related...
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My car makes a noise when starting like winning noise upon start. It looks like it is coming from the drive belt area
There are a couple of things that usually will produce a whining noise from the drive belt area. A failing water pump will produce a whining noise, which will typically be accompanied by overheating or coolant leaking as a result....
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on my peugeot 208 the digital speedometer do not work to turn on
My best recommendation in this circumstance is to call your local Porsche dealership and maybe pay them a visit. The salesman at the dealership should be very familiar with the features of these vehicles and will likely be happy to...
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2011 Porsche Panamera has check engine light and fault transmission light on. Vehicle was past due for an oil change but doubt tha
Based on the fact that your vehicle would not move, I would say a transmission problem is likely the cause. However it would not hurt to get a second opinion from another mechanic to determine if the recommendations match up....
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Power door modulator vs. door actuator 2012 Porsche Cayenne
Hi there - the Porsche dealer parts diagrams actually list a "door lock" mechanism, and a "driving mechanism" for the door lock. I would take my old receipt (which should have part numbers as well as description) with me, and...
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The suspension on my 2012 Panamera 4S makes loud "crunching" noises when driving over bumps if the car is cold.
Hi there. The Panamera is one of my favorite cars to drive, but less favorite cars to service for the same reasons - the complexity of the vehicle's suspension system. The problem with most performance cars, like the Porsche Panamera...
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My Porsche Cayenne is shutting down in traffic and cutting off when I start the vehicle
When your car stalled, most likely it set one or more trouble codes in the engine ECU. Those codes can be read by a technician equipped with a Porsche appropriate scan tool. You might be able to see the problem...

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