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Hood Shock Replacement
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Hood Shock Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

5 minutes5 mins

Tab:

$20

Talent:

*

Tools:

Flat head screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Porsche 955 Cayenne (2004-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne GTS (2008-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne S (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo S (2006-10)

Parts Required:

New hood shock

Hot Tip:

Have a helper hold the hood

Performance Gain:

Hood stays up

Complementary Modification:

Replace rear hatch shocks.

Are you getting tired of having your hood fall on your head? It's probably time to replace your hood shock. This is among the most disposable of parts on the Porsche Cayenne. They wear out - it's just a matter of time. Replacing the hood shock is an easy task that should take no more than 5 minutes.

The Cayenne uses a gas-pressurized shock to hold up the weight of the hood. Over the years, the seals in the shock will wear and the shock loses its ability to hold the weight, resulting in a hood that won't stay up. Start by lifting up the front hood, and securing it using a long stick. Make sure that this support is mounted securely. The hood shock fits over two ball pivots on both the chassis and also on the hood

After supporting the hood, use a flat head screwdriver to carefully pry the lower end of the hood shock off the ball pivot (green arrow).
Figure 1

After supporting the hood, use a flat head screwdriver to carefully pry the lower end of the hood shock off the ball pivot (green arrow).

Now pry the upper end off the ball pivot mounted to the hood (green arrow).
Figure 2

Now pry the upper end off the ball pivot mounted to the hood (green arrow).

Clean and lubricate the lower ball pivot with a dab of white moly grease (green arrow).
Figure 3

Clean and lubricate the lower ball pivot with a dab of white moly grease (green arrow).

Clean and lubricate the upper ball pivot with a dab of white moly grease (green arrow).
Figure 4

Clean and lubricate the upper ball pivot with a dab of white moly grease (green arrow).

Now install the new hood shock.
Figure 5

Now install the new hood shock. Note the orientation of the shock here. The upper, angled end of the shock fits at the top. Simply push both ends of the shock onto each ball pivot (green arrows).

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