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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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Comments and Suggestions:
BTMNHB Comments: Hi Pelican, thank you for the helpful tutorials.

I found that simply trying to pry the ends of the shock off of the ball pivots did not work for me. Instead, I inserted a medium sized flat screw driver in-between the metal band and the end of the shock it is wrapped around. There is almost a slot in the end of the shock where you can fit the screw driver. By prying the metal bands partially off, I could remove the shock ends by hand. Maybe this note will help someone else. Very easy job.
February 5, 2017
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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