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Porsche Cayenne Type 955 (2003-2010)
Technical Articles

Welcome to our Porsche Cayenne Technical Articles section, for the 955 (2003-2008). We've gathered a vast collection of useful articles to help you perform many repairs and upgrades on your Porsche. Save money by doing your own work and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here. Can't find what you're looking for?  Try our Search Engine at the top of the page, or hop over to one of our Technical Bulletin Boards - focusing on the Cayenne and more! If you'd like to support the site and submit your own Technical Article, contact us here!


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 Basics & Essentials
Jacking Up Your Cayenne
In this article, we will go over the steps involved with jacking up your Cayenne
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Air Filter Replacement
Keep your engine running clean with a new air filter.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Oil Change
Maintain and prolong the life of your engine with frequent oil changes
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Changing Light Bulbs
The steps required to replace nearly all the outside bulbs on your Cayenne
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Cabin Air Filter Replacement
Keep the air entering the passenger compartment of the car clean
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Battery Replacement
It's a simple fact of life that batteries wear out. Don't get stalled on the side of the road. Follow our easy step by step instructions to replace your battery.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Engine
Engine Management Systems
Understanding The Engine Management System in your Cayenne can help with repairs and diagnosing issues.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Serpentine Belt Replacement
Don't get stranded by a bad serpentine belt, change yours now!
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement
This article shows you how to replace your MAF Sensor
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Serpentine Belt Tensioner and Pulley Replacement
The tensioner keeps the serpentine belt tight around the pulleys. Here's how to replace it.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Coil Pack and Spark Plug Replacement
A basic tune-up procedure for just about any car on the road.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Compression Test
Determine the condition of your Cayenne's rings and valves with our engine compression test tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Engine Cover Removal
Need help removing the engine cover? Find the answers in here!
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Throttle Body Cleaning and Replacement
Clean your Throttle Body with help from Pelican
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Intake Manifold Removal
Need to access the starter or other items under the intake manifold? In this article we'll go over the steps involved to remove the intake manifold.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
Noticed that the area around your valve cover is filthy with oil? There is a very good chance the gaskets are going bad. Follow our easy replacement steps.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Starter Replacement
A failing starter will take longer and longer to crank, despite having a full battery. Don't ignore a failing starter; replace it with help from Pelican.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Torque Strut Replacement
Worn rubber bushings in the torque strut  can cause vibration when driving. Luckily, this is an easy fix using our tech article.
      Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Repairing the Air-Oil Separator
This emissions device can cause a lot of problems. The good news is that it's easily replaceable, as shown in this tech article.
      Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Replacing Crankcase Breather Hoses
Are you experiencing a drop in engine speed while idling? A cracked breather hose may be to blame. Fix it with help from Pelican.
      Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Fuel Injection
Fuel Injector Replacement
Noticing a slight stumble as you drive? Chances are, your fuel injectors need to be cleaned.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Fuel Pump and Filter Replacement
Got a faulty fuel pump? Replace it with help from Pelican!
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Oxygen Sensor Replacement
Save money by using this tech article to replace your faulty oxygen sensors.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08)
Secondary Air Pump Replacement
In this article, I will go over the steps involved in replacing the secondary air pump on your Porsche Cayenne.
Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Fixing Common Vacuum Leaks
Vacuum leaks can sometimes cause poor running conditions. Here's an article going over the most common Cayenne leaks. 
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement
A bad cam sensor can cause reduced engine power and a check engine light. Here's how to change it.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Reading Fault Codes
Learn to diagnose fault codes with this tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Knock Sensor Replacement
Make sure you are protected from detonation by having good working knock sensors.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement
A faulty crankshaft positioning sensor can cause your car to run rough or even not start. Replace it with help from this article.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Transmission
Front Differential Oil Change
In this article, I will go over the steps involved with changing the front differential oil on your Porsche Cayenne.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Differential Oil Change
In this article, I will go over the steps involved with changing the rear differential oil on your Porsche Cayenne.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Transfer Case Oil Change
In this article, I will go over the steps involved with changing the transfer case oil on your Porsche Cayenne.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Change
Extend the life of your transmission by changing the fluid and filter every 80,000 miles
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Gearshift Lock Override
If you have a dead battery but still need to shift into Neutral read this tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Water Cooling System
Water Pump Replacement
The water pump in your Cayenne can fail at around 100,000 miles. Replace it with help from Pelican!
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Coolant Flush and Replacement
Properly maintain your cooling system with this tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Thermostat Replacement
The thermostat can fail over time, causing some potentially dangerous overheating conditions. Here's how to replace it.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
The coolant expansion tank is one of those items that tends to start failing in cars with higher mileage. The good new is that replacement is easy and only takes an hour.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the coolant temperature sensor on your Cayenne.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Radiator Fan Replacement
Step by step instructions to replace your radiator fan
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Replacing Radiator Hoses
Radiator hoses can crack and develop weak spots. In this article I will show you how to inspect and replace your radiator hoses.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Suspension
Driveshaft Bearing Support and Flex Disc Replacement
In this article, we will go over the steps involved with removing the old support and installing the EPS support.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Front Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
Sway bar bushings and end links can fail due to both wear and the elements. Replace them with help from Pelican!
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Sway Bar Bushing Replacement
Sway bar bushings and end links can fail due to both wear and the elements. Replace them with help from Pelican!
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Shock and Spring Replacement
Replacement of your rear shocks and springs is one of the most common procedures for your Cayenne. Use this tech article for complete details on the replacement process.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Link Replacement
In addition to the control arm, there are also three link arms that help articulate the rear suspension. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with replacing each link arm.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Tie Rod Replacement
Loose tie rod ends or steering? Follow the steps in this tech article to see how to replace them.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Control Arm Replacement
Everything you need to know to change your rear control arm
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Brakes
Bleeding Brakes
Bleeding brakes can be tricky. Here are some hints and tips to make the job easier.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Parking Brake Adjustment
Parking Brake Adjustment and Replacement
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
ABS Sensor Replacement
ABS Sensor Replacement
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Front Brake Pad Replacement
Don't ignore the brake wear warning light, inspect your brake pads
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Front Brake Rotor Replacement
Learn how to replace your front brake rotors with this article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Parking Brake Strut Replacement
Replace your Parking Brake Strut with help from Pelican
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Brake Pad Replacement
Time to replace your rear brake pads? We have the steps laid out for you in this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Brake Line Replacement
In this article, I will go over the steps involved with replacing the brake lines on your Cayenne.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Brake Rotor Replacement
Learn how to replace your rear brake rotor with this article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Brake Caliper Replacement
Replace your brake caliper with help from this article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Diagnosing Brake Booster and Master Cylinder Problems
Learn how to diagnose brake booster problems with this tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Body
Power Seat Switch Replacement
Replace your broken seat switches with this easy to follow tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Air Filter Housing Removal
Removing the air filter housing is easy and gives you room to work on other components like alternator and power steering pump.
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Hood Shock Replacement
Does your hood close when you want it to stay open? Use this tech article to learn how to replace the suspension struts on your hood.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Wiper Blade Replacement
Don't get caught in bad weather with faulty wiper blades. Perform this simple project with help from Pelican.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Front Seat Removal
Need to remove the front seats in your Porsche Cayenne? This article shows you how.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Hatch Shock Replacement
Replace the hatch shocks if you're tired of having your rear hatch fall on your head.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Removing Under Body Trays
A simple and essential first step in performing a variety of jobs on your Cayenne
     Applies to: Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Removing Wheel Liners
Remove your wheel liners with help from Pelican.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Shift Gate Trim Replacement
In this article we'll go over the steps involved with replacing the trim piece to restore the functionality of the manual shift mode
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Wiper Motor Replacement
Use this tech article to learn how to replace your wiper motor.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Front Door Panel Removal
There are quite a few projects that reside behind your front door panels. Figure out how to take them off the right way!
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Door Panel Removal
There are quite a few projects that reside behind your rear door panels. Figure out how to take them off the right way!
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Side Mirror and Motor Replacement
Power mirror motors can fail over time due to the elements.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Deciphering Vehicle Identification Numbers
Understanding the VIN can be helpful in ordering parts and finding information related to a particular option ordered from the factory.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Identifying Option Codes
Knowing your Cayenne's options makes things easier when fixing problems and ordering parts.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Window Wiper Motor Replacement
Step by step instruction to fix your rear windshield wiper motor.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Windshield Washer Reservoir Replacement
This article covers replacing your windshield wiper reservoir.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Headlight Lens Refinishing
Keep your headlights shining bright with this tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Bumper Cover Removal
Step by step instructions to remove your bumper
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Lower Dashboard Panel Removal
Various Cayenne projects require you to remove the lower dash board panel. Here is how to do it.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Glove Box Catch Replacement
A broken catch piece can cause your glove box to stick shut. Follow our easy steps to remedy this frustrating problem.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Porsche Crest Replacement
Got a damaged Porsche crest? Here are the steps to replace it.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Front Bumper Cover Removal
Many projects require you to remove your front bumper. In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing the bumper cover.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Hatch and Glass Panel Shock Replacement
Are you getting tired of having your rear hatch fall on your head? Is the glass panel not staying up when open? It's probably time to replace the support.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
 Electrical
HVAC Blower Fan and Regulator Replacement
Noisy or malfunctioning blower motor? Learn how to replace your blower motor with this article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Checking Air Conditioning Refrigerant Levels
Keep cool by checking those refrigerant levels.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Rear Window Switch Replacement
Replace your rear window switch with help from Pelican
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Brake Light Switch Replacement
If your brake switch is faulty, use this tech article to see how to replace it.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-04), Cayenne S (2003-04), Cayenne Turbo (2003-04)
Charging and Jump Starting your Cayenne
Learn to charge and jump start your Cayenne with this tech article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Headlight Switch Replacement
Headlights working intermittently? Might be time for a new headlight switch. Use this tech article to see how to replace your headlight switch.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Ignition Switch Replacement
Need some guidance replacing your ignition switch? Follow the steps outlined in this technical article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Stereo Removal
Need to remove your stereo? See how with this handy article.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Window and Door Switch Replacement
If you go to lower a window and nothing happens, it's a good bet that the switch mechanism has worn out and needs to be replaced.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
Third Brake Light Replacement
Sooner or later, the third brake light assembly will burn out. Use this tech article to fix it.
     Applies to: Cayenne (2003-08), Cayenne S (2003-08), Cayenne Turbo (2003-08)
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